The Q&A Archives: Dwarf Cherries Really Are!

Question: I have a dwarf cherry tree that is about 2 years old. It appears to be very healthy, however, the fruit is no bigger than a BB gun pellet. They do get red. Is this normal, or is something wrong?

Answer: Droughty conditions can affect fruit size, but I think your tree is probably working hard to grow up, at the expense of fruit. As it matures the size of the fruit should increase. Make sure your tree gets adequate water during the growing season (1" per week, applied slowly so it can soak into the soil). Next year's harvest should contain larger fruit.

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