Juliet Cherry


#61

I find it interesting that any of these tart cherries are grafted, up here they are all on their own root. But, moved out of the environment where they were produced, a difference in soil and disease would play a significant roll in needing them on a more hardy rootstock.


#62

Ive got 3 Juliet growing own roots on my boulevard tree form. Not sure how they will turn out tho. Will b interested in seeing how grafted changes their form.


#63

Thanks for the info. Now how could we find out if they hold US patents?


#64

Google patent search.


#65

I’m kind of excited. Looks like my Juliet has set a couple of hundred cherries. They are very early but hopefully I get to sample a few for the first time.


#66

One of my Juliet’s Is loaded with buds! I have a CJ with a few, and a Romeo that has a couple. I hope some of them set. It’s amazing how many buds they can produce. The Juliets are just showing white. I have three but only two with buds. There must be 30 flower buds in just one branch crotch area!

Me too!


#67

I’m also excited, but for a different reason: I fenced in my Juliets and other Romance series cherries so the all deer can do is look at them. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

This fence will stay up for a few years until the plants are well above deer height.


#68

Scott,

They are bush cherries. Are you training them to be single trunk trees or will you let them fruit high up only?


#69

@Johnnysapples, @speedster1, any pics?

My Juliet is over 4 feet tall and no blooms at all, while my little scrawny Romeo has about half dozen on it.


#70

My Juliet Cherry planted last year. It’s done blooming for this season.


#71

If they get as big as @clarkinks’ trees it should be fine as a bush, most of the fruit looks out of deer range on his trees. In the short term though I only want to get good growth above deer height so I won’t need to yet again replant them.

Tomorrow I am starting to put up my new Plotsaver deer barrier, maybe that will solve my problem here. Hope springs eternal :slight_smile:


#72

Scott,
Please don’t forget to take pics of your deer barrier. I believe people here would want to see what they look like.


#73

It’s 8:40 so the light isn’t that good for a picture, but here’s some anyway.

They are getting ready to open.


You can see my other large Juliet in the back. These two are on their second season from Henry Fields. I have a third Juliet that died to the ground then set up a shoot two years ago after planting that season that’s doing well now, but still smaller than these. It has a single trunk growing straight up like a spruce tree, lol! It doesn’t have any flowers, but my Romeo and one of three CJ do.


#74

I wonder if that might help it set fruit? I put a bud of Monty on my CP.


#75

Anyone have photos of ripe Juliet cherries? How dark will they get. I sampled one of mine yesterday and it wasn’t ripe. It was fully red but not burgundy.


#76

Mine are still green. The bush is nice and healthy, and so are the cherries.

I think more have fallen off. I might have about 15 cherries on this little bush. My Romeo aborted all the cherries, and I have about a dozen on CJ. It’s exciting. I already can’t wait for next year!


#77

If anyone gets enough juliet cherries to save and send me some seeds, I would appreciate it. Id like about 1lb of them if thats possible!


#78

Well darn it, the birds ate my cherries while they were green! I have about six left. I netted the bush today. I didn’t have many anyway but I want to taste them. It might even be those pesky chipmunks!


#79

They are all gone this morning. must have been the chipmunks. They have a way of getting into anything!


#80

Try rat traps with peanut butter?