Cherry tree to bear fruit

Asked July 24, 2018, 12:18 PM EDT

Our cherry tree is now 2yrs old and ~10ft high. It looks healthy but bears very little fruit. What can we do you get it bear more fruit. It is in a very sunny location.

Howard County Maryland fruit no fruit cherry

1 Response

You did not mention what type of cherry tree you have sweet or tart.
Sweet cherries begin to bear in 4-7 years. Tart cherries 3-5 years. Your tree may be too young to bear.
Also, most sweet cherries are generally self-unfruitful and require pollen from another variety within 100 feet to produce a good crop. There are some that are self-fruitful. Ornamental flowering fruit trees may provide needed pollen for good fruit set if their bloom period overlaps with the fruit trees. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/stone-fruit-selection-and-planting
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/tree-fruit-pollination

See other reasons for failure to fruit under common problems http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/cultural-and-environmental-stone-fruit

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