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

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.

See other reasons for failure to fruit under common problems