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Q.Oxhart cherry tree doesn’t blossom.

Zone Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870 | MarshaLou added on March 10, 2019 | Answered

Thank you. I was told that by a local farmer lady but I didn’t believe her. Too bad I leave the stalks grow high and only cut them down in the spring. If I knew they would get crappy so fast I wouldn’t have bothered. My grandson just absolutely loves asparagus when he comes to eat AND the poodle goes to the garden and eats it raw! Oh well….I’ll have to look for some new plants once the seasons change a bit. AND I took care when I planted what I had by following instructions in planting them. Down deep in a little gully with a little dirt over them until they sprout, then add a little more dirt, etc. until they reach the normal ground level. There is a lot of rig-a-ma-rol in planting them. That’s for sure! How about answering my question on sweet oxhart cherries. Do I need 2 because mine never blossoms? t I have a sour cherry nearby which evidently doesn’t do anything to help it along.

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Answered on March 13, 2019

Most sweet cherry varieties are self-unfruitful (self-incompatible) and require cross pollination with another variety as the pollen source.

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