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no cherries

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Carik02-Jul-05 09:02 AM EST 5a   
Glen T05-Jul-05 08:54 AM EST 7   
Carol01-Aug-05 08:53 AM EST 5a   

Subject: no cherries
From: Carik
Zone: 5a
Date: 02-Jul-05 09:02 AM EST

I have a dwarf self pollinating cherry. It isn't producing anything, so I am guessing that it needs another cherry to help. Can I use a sand cherry to do the job, I have a small yard, and I don't have room for another tree. Thanks Carol

Subject: RE: no cherries
From: Glen T
Zone: 7
Date: 05-Jul-05 08:54 AM EST

Carol--the dwarf Stella really is quite self fertile. You should be getting at least some it flowering o.k.?

If there are flowers, then the bees also need to be there to do their thing. In many areas the honeybees are having a hard time getting poisoned or parasites that kill them off. Native bees can sometimes take up the slack, but with a dwarf tree you could also try to rub the pollen around with your fingers or cotton balls to imitate the pollinating insects.

Rain or frost at flowering time can also reduce the crop, can't do so much about that!

Glen T

Subject: RE: no cherries
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 01-Aug-05 08:53 AM EST

Hi, I'm back, I don't seem to be getting any flowers on the cherry, so I suppose that is my problem; otherwise it seems to be doing well. So I guess my question is how do I get it to flower. Carol

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