We have a volunteer tart cherry tree close to some really old trees that are just about done with. This tree started to bloom about two weeks ago and has set a fair amount of fruit, maybe a couple dozen. Unless I net the tree, the birds will get the fruit like they did last year. I don’t know how old the tree is, but it’s about 7ft tall.
I transplanted a wild plum last year in the lower yard and it survived the winter and bloomed about 3 weeks ago. I was worried that brief cold spells, plus wet weather might not help with pollination. But, I saw a bunch of bees and flies buzzing it. So, I guess they did their job as today I saw that it has set at least 4 dozen fruit.
Our two year old peach trees bloomed over a month ago, and we had a few freezes after that, including a 25° night. So, nothing on those trees. The peaches planted last year bloomed a little bit a week later, but nothing set, but no surprise.
Not stone fruit related, but what bothers me is that only 2 out my 17 apple trees haven’t bloomed yet. On some of I did the pull down method on branches while some other trees have almost horizontal limbs. Some of the trees aren’t big enough to support fruit yet, but there are several that are and no blooms on them. Even my 10’ Winesap has no flowers on it. There are much older apple trees on the farm that already bloomed and have set some fruit. Is it still too early for these trees not to bloom? They just started leafing out in earnest about 2 weeks ago.