We haven't had the best of luck with our fruit trees. We bought eighteen trees four years ago; apples, pears, peaches, plums and cherry. The two plums ended up being dead, even though the lady said that they were just dormant (Of course, couldn't get a refund. Never went back there.) so we ripped them out. One pear tree was eaten by the goats, another we ripped out because of fire blight and the remaining two pears we've been heavily pruning as they have some fire blight this year. Two apple trees also died the second year along with one cherry, leaving us with a single cherry tree. I didn't think the cherry tree would fruit because we never put in another one, but we did get a very small handful of cherries just this week:
I thought you needed to have two cherry trees for polination and since we lost the other one I figured we were out of luck until I bought another one. But we do have wild choke cherry trees around and I'm assuming that's why we were able to get a few cherries.
They were tiny. They were tart. But they were all ours.
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