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Identifying Cherry

Posted by buttershug 5b (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 5, 13 at 21:35


I bought the 1" sweet cherry tree from local Wamart 8 years ago. It has established and looks healthy but it bears few fruits - about two dozens a year. When I planted it I wasn't aware cherry trees need cross pollenation so I just threw away the tree tag w/o noting the variety. I only know it is a sweet cherry and not Rainier.

I don't konw if it is a self fertile type but for 5 years every year it bears but just very few fruits. I am positive it is the only cherry tree in the neighborhood. Is it possible for a non-self fertile tree to bear some fruits?

I am trying to find out what it is so I can choose the right one for 2nd cherry tree in the yard.

It flowers a lot and early - about 10 days earlier than the Stanley/Italian plums in my yard. The flower photo was taken 4/30 this year. I am posting multiple photos hoping someone can help to identify the tree.


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RE: Identifying Cherry

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 5, 13 at 21:57

It's probably not self fertile or it would likely bear more fruit. It's most likely to be Bing but there are many other possibilities. A real expert might be able to tell some cherries apart by the shape of the fruit. I can't, they just aren't that different.

A self fertile variety like Lapins would fertilize Bing and most any other self sterile variety. Other self fertile varieties that would probably work are Whitegold, Blackgold, Sandra Rose, and Skeena.

RE: Identifying Cherry

My Stella fruits sparsely like that. From Walmart's, it'd probably be a really common variety like Stella.

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