Flower buds on my just-planted cherry tree

fruitmaven_wiz5(5)April 21, 2012

A month or so ago, I brought home a bare-root Danube cherry tree (not a sweet cherry, I think it might be a Duke. It's not supposed to be super-tart.). Anyway, it was about 5' tall with several branches. I pruned it to 4' tall, and cut off all but three well-placed branches. It is starting to leaf out, and I see a dozen flower buds! Would it be terrible to try and get a few cherries off it this year? It's self-fertile, so it shouldn't matter if there are no other cherry trees blossoming now. I really hope it sets a few fruits :)

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Sure,..they might not set anyway, if they do, snip off at pea size most of them, just leave on a few.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 11:19PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Agreed. Danube isn't a duke, some catalog listed it that way but its a morello type (red-fleshed) sour.

Scott

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 1:08PM
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