Pruning cherry tree

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Pruning cherry tree

Postby alysonh56 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:35 pm

I have a small cherry tree which I inherited, probably no more than 6 - 8 years old. It produces blossom in profusion but few fruits and what there are drop off within a couple of weeks. It's also getting tall about 2 metres and has lots of upright stems. Can I should I prune it, if so how and will this help with the fruiting?

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Re: Pruning cherry tree

Postby snooky » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:11 pm

if it is a sweet cherry then only formative prune late summer.If you hard prune you will take away some of its vigour and fruiting will be affected the following year.
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Re: Pruning cherry tree

Postby alysonh56 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:39 pm

I actually don't know as the fruit have never got to the ripening stage! I'll try this next year.
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