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Cross-Pollinating Cherry Trees
If the fruit set on your cherry trees was a bust last year, the reason may be inadequate cross-pollination. Here's a little background so you can make big plans for the coming year.
they self-unfruitful, they are also fussy about their pollen
Trees from the same group cannot be counted on to fertilize each other.
Plant at least two trees from two or more of the following groups.
Group One includes Bing, Lambert and Napoleon.
Group Two includes Sodus, Van, Venus and Windsor.
Group Three includes Windsor and Abundance.
Group Four includes
Tartarian, Black Eagle, Knights Early Black, and Early Rivers.
Source: Dr. Robert Gough, Montana State University Extension Horticultural Specialist. (406) 994-6523
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