Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

stella cherries setting of fruit

Posted by anita1_gardener 5A newmarket Canada (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 16:45

I am a new gardener
I bought two cherry trees and put them in my garden as I was instructed to do by the experts.
Now these trees are six years old were in a flowering state when I purchased them.
The blooms are all gone after facing the harsh cold and then sudden hot weather .
My leaves at their stems have ruby red growth like little beads.
Are these cherries or the cherries will come out of the nodes on the branch.
Please help.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: stella cherries setting of fruit

Cherries come from the blossoms, get pretty big in a hurry, and have long stems. You should be able to easily spot the green fruits after the petals fall. Perhaps your fruit was frozen.

The ruby red growths at the base of the leaves are not fruit. The fruit is green, grows in clusters off spurs or at the base of last years wood, and has a long stem.

RE: stella cherries setting of fruit

The red growths are nectaries intended to attract ants that protect the tree from caterpillars.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here