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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 30, 2018 3:07 PM CST
I have a purple leaf cherry, sand cherry (plum x cherry), and chokecherry growing near one another. Will they all hybridize?

I notice choke cherry gets flower bunches while the other two get flowers that are laid out similar to Apples so I thought I'd ask.
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keithp2012
May 2, 2018 2:34 PM CST
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 2, 2018 3:56 PM CST
Hi Keith,

I've been thinking about your question and I'm not sure I understand it but... Sweet Cherries need a pollinator, not of their own variety. If you took a ripe Bing Cherry and grew the seed, it would be a hybrid with whatever the second tree variety was as the seed is carrying DNA from both parents. Often, at least in California, that is a Black Tartarian. Sour Cherries will pollinate a Sweet Cherry but are also self-fertile. If there is another Cherry tree nearby that blooms at the same time, they will cross pollinate though.

Was that the question?
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
May 2, 2018 9:34 PM CST
DaisyI said:Hi Keith,

I've been thinking about your question and I'm not sure I understand it but... Sweet Cherries need a pollinator, not of their own variety. If you took a ripe Bing Cherry and grew the seed, it would be a hybrid with whatever the second tree variety was as the seed is carrying DNA from both parents. Often, at least in California, that is a Black Tartarian. Sour Cherries will pollinate a Sweet Cherry but are also self-fertile. If there is another Cherry tree nearby that blooms at the same time, they will cross pollinate though.

Was that the question?


In the first sentence I list 3 different kinds of cherry trees I have, and wonder if they will cross pollinate one another.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 2, 2018 11:19 PM CST
Sorry I even tried.
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
May 3, 2018 9:52 AM CST
DaisyI said:Sorry I even tried.


? You answered half the question, but Chokecherry is wild so I don't think it fits under sweet or tart cherry, and then I heard Plum and Cherry trees can hybridize and one tree nearby is a Plum, I'm very confused myself 😄

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