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jake47

By Jake47

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Hi i have 2 cherry trees one is a morello sour cherry and its produced a fantastic harvest this year and good harvests previously,However my other a sweet cherry tree planted at the same time has never given a harvest (1 or 2 cherries) ime not sure of the variety but its seems very susceptible to black fly .Last year i had to prune off the branch tips as they where so badly infested ,this year not as bad ,plenty of leaf but very little fruit,any ideas for next year.Thanks

btw picture 1 morello picture 2 unknown picture 3 unknown close up.



Morello_sour_cherry Unknown_sweet_cherry_1 Unknown_sweet_cherry_2

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Morello are self fertile but not all sweet cherries are so it may need a pollination partner. I'll include a link that in turn links to a pollination partner list but you'll probably still need to narrow down the type to choose one:

https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/cherry/best-for-you.php

29 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks darren just to clarify if i need a pollination partner would i get any cherries at all (see pic 3) ?

29 Jun, 2019

 

btw that link is excellent.

29 Jun, 2019

 

Hi all been doing a bit more digging literally and otherwise, and i found a link to the aldi fruit trees from 2014 here https://madebylova.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/aldi-fruit-trees-2014-rootstock/ (i know they are not the best,sorry purists, but finances permit a small budget lol) looking at the link, aldi had 2 cherry varietys for sale morello and Kordia,so ime 99% the other is a Kordia budded onto colt rootstock.So from your link darren i see Kordia is self fertile pollination group 4 ,so it should produce ,so ime back to my original question why is the produce very very limited maybe i could count the fruit on one hand.

30 Jun, 2019

 

Garden Focused is good. But it does say that Kordia is self-sterile & gives a list of pollination partners:

https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/cherry/variety-kordia.php

30 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks Darren yep that link certainly says its self sterile but the other link contradicts that by saying its self fertile here https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitarticles/cherry/pollination.php

So ime more confused than ever and if it is self sterile surely the morello by it would be the pollination partner as it says.This is all very confusing .

30 Jun, 2019

 

Must be a typo somewhere then! At least, in the spirit of science, we've eliminated a possibility­čśŐ & you don't need to spend unnecessarily on another tree. That's progress...
One thing you didn't mention was the amount of blossom. If it's not producing blossom it could be that it's too young (I should say I don't grow cherries so feel a bit fraudulent) or something about it's situation is not conducive: late frost damage, lack of light or nutrition, root damage or constriction, those sorts of things.
Wonder if there's a cherry growers association or the like?

30 Jun, 2019

 

Can't find a UK growers society but there's these:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/cherry-tree-not-fruiting.htm

https://pallensmith.com/2015/01/29/how-to-grow-cherry-trees/

https://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/cherry-trees/kordia

30 Jun, 2019

 

Thanks for that i will give those links a try,maybe there is someone over the pond who can help.
There has been limited blossom from last year ,this year a little more ,so ime not sure if ime any further down the line with that one ,i bought the trees i think in 2014 they where maybe 2 years old then ,so maybe 7 years old .I dont really want to uproot it and replant unless i have to ,so tbc lol & thanks.

30 Jun, 2019

 

It'll probably end up being okay. There's a reason for 'purists' buying reliable stock though?

30 Jun, 2019

How do I say thanks?

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