Planting And Care of Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Gardendale, AL
Question by wlehman6
March 8, 1999
I need information about planting and care of a dwarf Bing Cherry tree.


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Answer from NGA
March 8, 1999

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Cherries need a site with good sunlight and well drained soil. If your soil tends to be soggy at times, I recommend building a raised planting bed at least 8 feet square and a foot high in the center. Railroad ties are good for this purpose.

Plant the tree at the same depth it grew in the nursery and firm the soil around the roots to eliminate any air pockets. Water the tree in well at planting and wait about 6 weeks to begin fertilizing it. Then begin to feed it every two weeks with a couple of tablespoons of fertilizer in a 3-1-2 ratio (such as 15-5-10). Stop fertilizing in early August.

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