Monday, March 9, 2015

Home Grown: Cross-Pollinating Cherry Trees

If the fruit set on your cherry trees was a bust last year, the reason may be inadequate cross-pollination. Here's a little background so you can make big plans for the coming year.

Not all cultivars of sweet cherries will successfully pollinate all other cultivars. The more closely related they are, the less likely they are to cross-fertilize.

Continued at... Cross-Pollinating Cherry Trees

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Artwork: Kirschen plate in  Meyers' Konversationslexikon, published 1902-1920

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