Strange Cherry Tree

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Berries' started by graywolf1936, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. I have about a 6 year old Rainier Cherry tree never got more then 50 cherries off it. Well I planed a Stella Cherry Tree about 3 years ago for a good pollinator. Looking at the Rainier from my deck today I see that there are about 50 white flowers all on the RIGHT side of the tree, not a one from center to left side. I can't tell if the left side is a graft that is not bearing fruit and it seem that it get full leaf later then right side. The tree is in the open and gets good sun. I planted a black Tartan last week thinking it would be a better pollinator. All in all the tree looks healthy,. I  am located in Northern California.

                                                                                                              Joe
     
  2. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    That happens here with our mango trees! The south side of the tree will be packed with fruit; east and west not much. North? Nothing...
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Joe, morning.... You may be incorrectly picking your cherries.... I learned from my neighbors farm foreman....

    At the base of the thin stems, that the cherries are on, there are little buds, and of course the stem growing from the branch......

    The stem growing from the main branch is "fruit wood" and it can't be damaged... that is where the cherries grow from.... the little buds at the base of the thin stems the cherries are on, are the next years cherries.... Neither the buds nor the fruit wood can be damaged or you will not get cherries.....

    You can force more production buds.... look at the link below...
    http://www.weekendgardener.net/tree-information/notching-buds-120912.htm
     
  4. Thanks guys. I still get a lot of figs, Lemons and Pomegranates. As a side note, If you get your hands on some fresh figs, put them on you grill(5 min. or so), there great. Some folks stuff them with cream cheese.

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