Sweet Cherry Trees in Mass.

stevin(6)March 12, 2012

Has anyone had any success growing sweet cherry trees and having them fruit? if so which variety? the local garden center here has some Van Cherry & Bing Cherry trees and i was curious if it was possible to get the trees to produce.

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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

I have considered growing cherry trees, both tart and sweet. I have reluctantly decided that they aren't practical for a couple of reasons, even before considering whether they will produce. First, I have a lot of wild cherry trees growing along the field edges on this old farm, and many have black knot and who knows what all else. So I know that I would be battling disease from the wild population which I am not willing to do as it would be chemical intensive. Second, I know that in this area most small fruits are eaten by birds if not netted, so I would need either a very small tree or huge enclosure to protect the fruits.

So I buy my cherries instead of growing them. Probably not what you wanted to hear . . .

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 11:21PM
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