Cherry Trees
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cherry trees from seed

Zone 5 | iawings12 added on December 29, 2018 | Answered

hello, I have started cherry trees from seed inside my house.They are now about 10 inches tall , in my little green house. i'm thinkin of taking them out of little green house and plant them in 16 oz plastic cups, should I keep them in a bigger green house after transplanting them or just keep them out at room temp?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 30, 2018

They would do best in a greenhouse, where they can receive full natural sunlight all day. They may also do much better if you go ahead and plant them in a 1 gallon container. A small cup will not last very long, and you will have to repot again within a couple of weeks. A one gallon container will provide enough room for, at least, the first six months of their life.

These will not do very well indoors without supplemental lighting. They will require about 100 watts per square foot of trees inside.

After this first year, they will be hardy enough to leave outside since they are hardy in your area. You can go ahead and plant in the final container, or in ground after the last frost in spring.

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