Sour cherry tree growing tree of the genus Prunus also known as Sour cherry. Sour cherry tree perennial deciduous plant and also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate climate and some species can grow in cold mediterranean or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 3-9.
Flower color white or pink with five petals.
Sour cherry tree fruits
Fruit edible in round shape, size 1-2 cm (rarely more), color of the fruit: red to purple-black, the fruits mostly grow in pair but can be more
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Requirements for Sour cherry tree growing and care:
Chilling hours, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft in Sour cherry tree?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite
How to prune:
Weak, dead and thin branches
Size of the plant?
4-10 m, 12-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White or pink flowers five petals
Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommend thinning
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Spring – early summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Sour cherry tree fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, alcohol, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the trees with net or protect the fruit with traps
How long does it take to bear fruit?