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Flower buds on my just-planted cherry tree

Posted by fruitmaven.WIz5 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 21, 12 at 14:03

A month or so ago, I brought home a bare-root Danube cherry tree (not a sweet cherry, I think it might be a Duke. It's not supposed to be super-tart.). Anyway, it was about 5' tall with several branches. I pruned it to 4' tall, and cut off all but three well-placed branches. It is starting to leaf out, and I see a dozen flower buds! Would it be terrible to try and get a few cherries off it this year? It's self-fertile, so it shouldn't matter if there are no other cherry trees blossoming now. I really hope it sets a few fruits :)

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RE: Flower buds on my just-planted cherry tree

Sure,..they might not set anyway, if they do, snip off at pea size most of them, just leave on a few.

RE: Flower buds on my just-planted cherry tree

Agreed. Danube isn't a duke, some catalog listed it that way but its a morello type (red-fleshed) sour.


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