Cherry Trees

Asked May 17, 2017, 4:48 PM EDT

For the past two years our Cherry tree was loaded with flowers, but most of them just fell off and we only have a very few cherries. Prior to the last two years we had an abundant crop. We aren't sure what the problem is. We did not have a late frost or high winds, so that isn't the problem. Thank you for any response.

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1 Response

It's possible that poor pollination is the cause of your cherry trees failing to set much fruit this year. Bees are the main pollinators of cherry trees, and their activities can be affected by insecticides, cold weather, rain or wind.

This link will provide more information about the possible causes and solutions to poor fruit set:
http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fact-sheets/home-orchard-production/why-is-there-no-fruit-on-my-tree