Monday, May 6, 2013

No shortage of blossom

Is it just me or has anyone else got blossom-overloaded cherry trees? This is a 3 year old Maynard Mini Stem cherry in a pot, from which we had 3 cherries in year 1, none in year 2, and so far, this is year 3...





If pollination is successful, will I really have this many cherries?? If so, I feel a rather large cherry clafoutis coming on sometime in early July.

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  1. Cherry blossom always reminds me of a sleeve. Will you have lots of cherries - depends on pollination and the weather now!

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    1. The weather has been kind so far this week - and I've seen lots of bees around the tree!

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  2. My cherry tree has just started to flower, but it hasn't got anything near that much blossom on it. Looks like you're in for a great harvest this year.

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    1. It's very different to what it looked like last year Jo. I did give it a good early season feed as it's in a pot so I'm hoping that might have helped.

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  3. Wow - looks almost as if it's snowing again!

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    1. It is certainly resembling a snow flurry now that the petals are starting to fall. The pot and the ground around are hidden under a layer of them.

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    1. I was quite taken aback when I first saw it!

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  5. Beautiful. I'm intrigued as the name suggests a dwarf rootstock but your tree looks quite large already. Remember to tell us about your cherry harvest count when the time arrives.

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    1. It's about 2.2m tall and in a pot which should restrict any further growth. The label said it won't need pruning but that remains to be seen.

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  6. My Morello cherries are the same (possibly, were, as I haven't checked today after yesterday's gales!). It's an extraordinary sight isn't it! Even if the flowers are pollinated, you'll find that quite a few of the unripe cherries drop off, I always find loads of tiny cherries in the soil under my trees. Not sure whether it's the birds shaking them off in trying to get at the fruit!

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    1. I can now see a few small fruits forming so it will be interesting to wait to see how many are left once the tree sheds a few.

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  7. Incredible amount of blossom - so pretty! I hope you get as many cherries as the blossom suggests - that will be a bumper crop for you!
    Gill xx

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    1. It's a beautiful sight - if very fleeting.

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