Fruit cherry tree

Hi all

I bought a fruit cherry tree a few weeks ago and noticed the top half of each branch was leafing and only blossoms on the bottom half of the branches. Why is this?

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Most fruit tree’s make flower buds and thus fruit on certaint spots and certain aged twigs/branches.

For cherry you usually get flowers on 3 year old wood (3e growing year). (sweet cherry, sour cherry is faster/easier)

page 8, explains it and shows you nice drawings.


Also note, you may need an additional cherry tree of a different variety to cross pollinate and set fruit, depending on the variety that you have. I went many years without fruit because there was not a different variety near by.

I have a young tree next to it of a different variety but that has no blossoms, just leaves.

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