Dwarf Cherries Really Are! - Knowledgebase Question

New Freedom, PA
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Question by coconutteleg
July 31, 2000
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 from NGA
July 31, 2000
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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