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Video: How to improve pollination on a cherry tree

A cherry tree in a garden may not set fruit for several reasons. One reason could be the lack of pollination – the transfer of pollen from one cherry variety to another that is essential for fruit set. If you have just the one cherry tree in your garden, you can compensate for this problem by cutting a branch from another cherry tree in blossom, putting it into a milk bottle with water, and placing the bottle at the centre of your tree. Bees will then visit the flowers both of the branch and the tree itself, and perform the cross-pollination needed to get a crop. It’s a simple but effective technique.

One response to “Video: How to improve pollination on a cherry tree

  1. Don Nicolson May 1, 2019 at 1:34 am

    When can one thin out apple fruit is it best to thin out before or after June fall?? Thanks Don Neath South Wales

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