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Is this a cherry tree?

 
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So as I have mentioned in other posts this is my first year on my property, and I have noticed this tree that looks like it has cherries but they are very small and most are shriveled up. Is it a cherry tree?
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I believe it is
 
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If it is why would they be so small and most shriveled up?
 
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Hi Matt,

Things that can effect fruit size are: the type of cherry tree it is, as in varietie or unique genetics: the growing conditions, like heat, nutrition and available water; and how long the fruit has been ripe on the tree under those conditions. If the fruit is a small variety, that grows under poor conditions; then as the fruit ripens, conditions go from bad to worse regarding heat or drought, that can cause ripe fruit to shrivel a bit too.

I hope that helps with the mystery of your cherry tree.
 
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Matt Dale wrote:If it is why would they be so small and most shriveled up?




In many areas cherry season is past its prime. That might be the case where you are, though some areas might still be a in full swing
 
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It could possibly be a wild cherry. There are several species. They are always very small. I’ve heard they make good jelly.
 
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