Cherry Tree Disease

Phil Darcy asked 13 years ago

I have a problem with my cherry tree. I have loads of blossems, lovely plump green cherries and then when it comes to ripening they just wither on the tree and fall off. This happens every year and I am very disappointed. I thought last year it was because they did not get enough water so this year I gave them plenty and things were no better. I wonder if you would have a remedy.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Cherries may drop fruits if there is no seed in the stones, and even sometimes drop them in any case, especially in a cool year and if the plant is relatively young and growing vigorously.

Check some stones to see, and if they are present, if migh thave been weather-related. Water could be a factor too.

Cherries often drop excess fruits if the weather is poor in early summer, the tree lightening its load.

Try some potash in spring as this helps fruiting.