Why do the cherries just fall off my tree?
Question:2 years ago I planted a Stella cherry tree but although it produces many cherries they do not ripen they just fall off.
Unless your cherries aren't suffering from a severe larval infestation caused from "plum curculio"...there are several reasons why your cherries are dropping off the tree prematurely;
Lack of pollination (cherries require cross-pollination)
Over-watering can cause premature fruit drop.
Failure to use deep, infrequent watering techniques can also cause fruit drop.
Lack of fertilizer at critical times, especially fall, or excessive nitrogen can negatively affect fruit production next year.
Hope this solves your problem for next year. GOOD LUCK!
-Certified Professional Crop Consultant with over 30 years of experience and a Degree in Plant Science
The tree must be a rotten tree!
Could be ants or bugs of some sort depending on your location. Seven dust helps me with ants on my Mango trees. Or try some good fertilizer. Spend the money, as with sad product you really do get what you pay for.
Don't know where you live but the cherry tree needs a certain number of "frost" days to produce. Is around 130-140 for your tree. Spray the tree before it starts to bear fruit in the spring. Check the tree for pests. Check the trunk for bugs crawling up. I use moth balls around my trees to keep crawling bugs off. I put them about six inches from the trunk every so many inches all around the trunk in a circle. Ask a master Gardner in your area.
Have you been on a spraying cycle? That may be the reason, too.
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