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Q.Nanking Cherry Bush not bearing fruit

Zone 53818 | Anonymous added on June 5, 2019 | Answered

My Cherry bush grew very quickly to its maturity height. It bloomed profusely this year did not get hit with a frost. I fertilized with fruit tree plant spikes and a dusting of Azomite, blood meal, epsom salts. No Fruit. Same thing with my honeyberries bushes. the blueberries next to the honeyberries are fruiting nicely the only difference in how I treated them is the blueberries get all of my coffee grounds and left over coffee for ph purposes. I really don’t know how to properly prune a fruit tree. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Answered on June 6, 2019

Depending on the age of the trees, they may not be old enough to fruit yet. Alternatively, those plants spikes contain a very high amount of slow release nitrogen which will completely halt fruiting many times. Not to mention, these can cause the blueberries to become highly distressed. Blueberries need to be fed with ammonium sulfate rather than ammonium nitrate, which will be most fertilizers, including feed sticks.

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