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Cherry Tree

Cherry Tree (Prunus Cerasus 'Meikers')

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Cherry Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Cherry Tree
  • Prunus Cerasus 'Meikers'
  • AKA Double May Cherry
  • Type: Acid Cherry (Sour Taste)
  • Rootstock: Dwarfing Rootstock
  • Produces Compact Trees Ideal for Small Gardens
  • Form: Bare Root (Not Potted)
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 4 - 5ft (125 - 150cm)
    • Girth: 10cm
  • Spacing Distance: 3 Metres Apart

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Cherry Tree - Characteristics

  • Harvest from late Summer to mid Autumn
  • Self fertile cherry
  • No other tree required to pollinate this cherry tree
  • Fruits: Small, glossy red fruits
  • Final Height: 2.5 - 3 metres

Dwarf Rootstock - Advantages

  • Most common rootstock for cherry trees
  • Prevents trees from getting too large
  • Moderate growth rates
  • Best fruiting after 5 years
  • Fruiting will start after 2 years
  • Allows trees grow in all soil types

Cherry Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Trees should be planted as soon as they arrive
  • Bare root stock is available from October to March
  • Avoid freezing conditions, where the ground is frozen

Positioning Trees

  • Acid cherries are less demanding plants
  • Happy in sun or light shade
  • Preferred soil pH: 6.5 to 7.8
  • Slightly alkaline
  • Avoid frosty locations, protect from early Spring frost
  • Mix in well rotted manure at time of planting
  • Stake trees to prevent rocking & ensure quick establishment
  • Water in after planting
  • Handle plants with care when planting
  • Ensure roots are spread out & all are planted below soil level

Orchard Planting

  • Partial shade to sunny
  • South or west facing slope or site is most ideal
  • Fruiting trees benefit from shelter
  • Plan your orchard along a north - south axis
  • Rootstock will determine spacing
  • Stake trees prior to planting

After Care

  • Cherries are very popular with birds
  • It is essential to cover the trees at and around fruiting time
  • Use bird netting & drape over the tree
  • Water again after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Feed in early Spring
  • Weeding is also essential, especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • After 2 years, check the tree stakes to ensure they are not too tight around the tree
  • Harvest fruit when ripe. Gently remove cherries from tree - take care not to bruise them
  • Cherries can be stored in a fridge for 1 week after harvest

Pruning

  • To prune, cut back fruiting stems by one quarter
  • This can be done after fruiting in Autumn
  • Also remove all dead, dying & diseased branches
  • Then remove any inward growing branches
  • Thin canopy to increase light & air flow
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