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How can I make a single cherry tree bear fruits?

Depending on where you live there could be a compatible cherry near enough that you will get fruit. Fortunately there are good resources out there to find good pollinators for stone fruit. Typically ...
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What does S1S4 (or similar) mean in the context of cherries?

S1S4, S3S6 and others are Pollen Groups for Cherries. Only some species of Cherry tree are capable of pollinating themselves (such trees are referred to as self-fruiting, or self-pollinating). However ...
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How should I care for a young cherry tree?

When you say 'recent', if that means within the last year, the only thing you need to do is keep it well watered during dry spells for its first 2-3 years. Hopefully you dug the soil over well and ...
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Spacing for semi dwarf cherry trees?

You won't find what you're looking for because that information doesn't exist. Planting of fruit trees is done according to how they're going to be trained and pruned, so, if you were growing trees ...
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Can I grow a cherry tree from seed without stratification?

Cherry seeds need both warm and cold stratification to overcome the seed's dormancy. But you can germinate fresh cherry seeds using the plant hormone Gibberellic acid. In March 1969, partially ...
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Do ground cherries ripen after picking?

When you say its going to freeze, do you mean you're going to have a frost? I don't know what Zone you're in, but it seems unlikely you'll be going straight from cool to the ground freezing solid in ...
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Are my cherries edible?

Fruits with pulp are made to be eaten: it is the purpose of such fruits: they help the plants to propagate. Cherries are made to be eaten by birds. So I think birds find a lot more cherries and ...
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What trees are compatible for grafting with cherry trees?

IIRC, anything from the "Prunus" family, which includes plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and almonds as well as cherries. My personal rootstock preference is for "Mazzard" but that may depend on ...
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How can I make a single cherry tree bear fruits?

You really have 3 options: plant a second sweet cherry tree, graft a limb on your current cherry tree, or take your chances and hope one of your neighbors somewhere near by has a sweet cherry tree in ...
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Topping (ungrafting?) an ornamental weeping cherry

No can do, sorry. The trunk is called 'root stock' and it isn't the same as the grafted canopy. The canopy is actually a prostrate form of the cherry tree. It would grow flat on the ground if it ...
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Need identification on this growth on cherry & possibly plum trees and possible remedies

Looks like chocolate slime mold... Seriously... Also known as Stemonitopsis. It is normally feeding on dead trees, so I don't think it is causing your tree problems. If parts of your trees are dead (...
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Tree identification Washington State

It seems a wild Prunus domestica (plum). "Wild" this time means probably grown by core of cultivated plums (or just few generation from such cultivated plum). I have several of this "wild" varieties,...
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Why does my cherry tree have no branches?

Did you buy mini patio cherry trees? These are sold with a single stem, and often retain the single stem growth habit for the first 3 or 4 years, longer in pots. They will eventually branch a bit, but ...
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Cherry tree pruning problems

General pruning rule is to not cut more than 1/3 of healthy foliage bearing wood on an established tree or shrub. That crotch is too close to the ground, two feet? So one of your competing leaders has ...
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Is Prunus padus really so toxic?

Since you're concerned about the potential toxicity of the prunus padus to birds, I'll address that. The fruit from the tree is not only safe for birds, but is actually a healthy part of their diet. ...
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Do ground cherries ripen after picking?

Okay, I answered thinking you were talking about cherries from a tree, did not think right this morning. So I am completely redoing my answer. So... We grow our own ground cherries and I can say they ...
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Blue/Green fuzz on Peach Pits

Yes, you can throw away the peach pits because they have mold. If the cherry pits are the same, throw them also. As for recommendations on how to optimize the process next time: PEACH The first ...
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How can I relocate my cherry tree?

I like Ecnerwal's suggestion to leave the cherry in place. A gift to the soil and the new tenant. If it must be moved, follow standard nursery practice and "ball it up" while still dormant. During ...
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Young cherry tree features brown, curled, holed and loss of leaves

I thought you might be in the UK...first thing to say is your tree is planted much too close to the fence behind it, unless, that is, it's Prunus amanogowa, the flagpole cherry. Second, I suspect it ...
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Is Prunus padus really so toxic?

An interesting question which is perhaps better on biology.se than here. But here's my guess. Prunus padus has actually been used in herbal medicine for centuries, and although it does contain ...
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What are those red dots on the leaf stems of my cherry trees?

I planted a new cherry tree and it has these small red bumps either side of the stem joint. I have a myriad of insects feeding on them including native bees, flies, ants and ladybirds. At first I ...
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How can I relocate my cherry tree?

How large a tree can be "bare-rooted" for planting? Read this voluminous essay I just did for a 12" caliper tree. Yours is most definitely a great specimen to transplant but you need to ...
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Is it possible to keep prunus (Yoshino and Watereri) relatively small?

Whilst not wanting to rain on your parade, what you have outlined is not a good idea for various reasons. First, in the UK, cherry Prunus varieties are susceptible to silver leaf infection, which ...
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Are there any cherry trees that produce enjoyable fruit and pink blossoms?

I don't know. But according to this UK nursery: In fact all sweet cherries have the same plain white blossom. Although it is very attractive in spring, sweet cherry blossom cannot really compete with ...
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Saving my cherry tree

For lower odds of killing the tree, stick to the 4-5 year cutback plan, rather than whacking it off down low in one fell swoop.
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Why won’t my potted cherry tree grow leaves anymore?

Be patient. The buds having green is a good sign. Depending how warm the area you stored it was, it's probably confused about the season and may or may not bloom and fruit due to inadequate chill ...
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Cherry tree has low shoots off of trunk

I suspect that those low branches are coming from the trunk below a graft, which is a relatively common occurrence (many fruit trees are "dwarfed" via grafting). The tree onto which a fruit ...
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Can I espalier a regular black cherry tree starting with 1" trunk, 6' tall?

Espaliering tends to be used for trees less vigorous than cherries such as apples. Cherries tend to be fan trained. Usually you would start with a maiden or whip, which would be substantially thinner ...
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What should I do with my Cherry trees?

Mike Perry is right about NOT sealing wounds with tar or any sealant. This has been the unwavering advice for over 30 years, by tree care researchers such as the Forest Service and university ...
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Can Nanking Cherry cross pollinate with other types of cherries?

It's not the same species as other cherries, but it is in the same genus. It may or may not be pollinated by other cherries. However, I think Nanking Cherries bloom a lot later than the other cherries ...
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