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Why is grafted cherry tree dropping fruit

Posted by averil 8b (My Page) on
Sat, May 11, 13 at 12:20

Hi folks I need some advice if poss. Last year I bought a grafted cherry which was over wintered in an unheated greenhouse. It is still there because it is thriving and our weather not so good. All the little cherries are turning yellow and dropping off. Any ideas. I'm maybe no good with these. I had three peaches on another tree and only one left
Thanks for any advice
Kind regards
Averil UK


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RE: Why is grafted cherry tree dropping fruit

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, May 11, 13 at 12:54

Sweet cherries, except the self fertile varieties, need a pollinator variety and bees. Lack of pollination is the common cause of what you describe.

Peaches are self fertile but a young tree may not set any the first year or two.


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RE: Why is grafted cherry tree dropping fruit

Thank you fruit nut. Next year I shall let the bees in
Kind regards
Averil Uk


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RE: Why is grafted cherry tree dropping fruit

Or maybe let the tree out. Is it potted or in the ground?


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