Top Questions About Cherry Trees

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Questions About Cherry Trees

Asked by
Germanishmo on
June 18, 2011

Q. Cherry Tree With Sap

What can I do? My cherry tree has lots of sap on it.

Answered by
Heather on
June 21, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Depending on how it looks, it could be a few things.

If the "sap" is dripping from the leaves, this means the tree has aphids. The sap is actually honeydew from the bugs. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

If the sap is on the bark, it could be canker. This article will help with that:
http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/bleeding-cherry-tree-gum-on-bark/

If the sap is on the fruit, it could be peach borer, which can attack any stone fruit. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-borer.htm

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Asked by
kamlin on
June 29, 2011

Q. Cherry Tree Problems

I have a cherry tree that this year yielded lots of cherries. But all the cherries developed some kind of fungus (I think), It started with a black spot at the tip of the fruit that spread to the whole cherry. Can you tell me what the problem is and how to cure it? I used fungicide from my local garden center to no avail. The tree seems to be healthy. It is 5 years old and has grown considerably since I planted it. It gets pruned and fertelized regularly. I would be greatful if some one could tell me what the problem is.

Answered by
Heather on
July 4, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It sounds like it might be brown rot. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/brown-rot-fungus.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 29, 2011

Q. Morello Cherry Tree

My cherry tree started to get leaves on the stems but now have died. Getting new leaves at the bottom of the knuckle. Does this mean my tree is dying?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 29, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
magoo on
June 29, 2011

Q. My Lambert Cherry Tree

My cherrry tree is loaded with cherries, but they seem to be all pits and very little meat around the pit. They are starting to turn red. Can you help?

Answered by
Heather on
July 4, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

There is nothing you can do for them this year. This happens when the tree is under stress and correcting it now will not fix it for this year, but will make sure that it does not happen for next year. There are many things that can stress a plant. The most common is lack of water, pests or fungus.

Try increasing water to the tree and treat it with both a fungicide and a pesticide. This should hit the source of the stress and result in better fruit next year.

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Asked by
billy on
July 3, 2011

Q. Fungus on My Peach and Cherry Tree

I have 4 peach trees and one cherry tree. All have a light green fungus on the trunks and the leaves are falling off. The fruit looks ok for now. I’ve already lost two peach trees. Can’t find anything on here about the fungus I have.

Answered by
Heather on
July 6, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It actually sounds like you have lichen. The lichen itself does not kill the tree, but they are attracted to trees that are stressed. You can say it is more of a symptom. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/treatment-tree-lichen.htm

Yellow leaves on a plant can happen for several reasons. The most common are watering issues, fungus on the leaves or pests. Make sure that you are watering the plant enough and treat the trees with both a fungicide and a pesticide. This should help the trees improve.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 3, 2011

Q. Cherry Trees

I have cherry trees coming up through my lawn from the tree next door. How do I get rid of them? Also, how far from property do cherry trees need to be?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 3, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 11, 2011

Q. Growing Sweet Cherry Trees

How can I grow sweet cherries from seed? How long does it take to germinate cherry seed, and what kind of planting method and material can I use? I live in southwest Missouri. There is a lot of water in the ground here. There are lots of high places which bottom out in waterfills. What do I need to do to grow my cherries?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 12, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This article will help with planting cherry seeds: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/grow-a-cherry-tree-pit.htm
Once your seedling has grown enough and is ready for outdoor planting, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/cherry-tree-care.htm

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