Wednesday, April 4, 2012

You Can Grow That! -- Cherry tree

Remember my Food4Wealth experiment? Well, here's the center of my potager:


And in the middle is a sweet cherry tree!

(To be more precise, it's a Starkrimson Sweet Cherry from Stark Bros, which is in Missouri. I ordered the "dwarf supreme".)

This was ridiculously easy to plant. The hardest part was digging the hole, which the directions said to dig 2x2x2 feet. So my husband and I got out there a few days after a rain and started digging ... and it really didn't take that long.

I was so excited to see it putting out leaves that I ran back inside for the camera and took this photo for you. I imagine it will make flowers and fruit in a year or two, once it gets big enough.

--

You Can Grow That! is a campaign created by garden writer and master gardener C. L. Fornari. On the fourth of each month participating garden bloggers will write about something you can grow. Stop by the You Can Grow That! Facebook page to read all of the posts.

9 comments:

  1. SOOOO wish I could grow cherries down here in Texas, Pat. Thanks for giving me some dreams to catch today! c:

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love cherry trees and am designing one into a current landscape design: a weeping cherry. I now have 3 fruiting varieties in my own garden. Nothing sweeter than a home-grown cherry!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have never seen a weeping cherry before ... do you use that fountain shape in other ways in your garden? I'd love to see photos.

      Delete
  3. Joining you with anticipation for that first cherry pie! Don't forget netting or the birds will eat them all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for reminding me! :o

      I recently got a mulberry because I read that birds like them even better ... let's see if that helps.

      Delete
  4. I hope all goes well..I just heard on the news that the cherry orchards just north of me have suffered with the warm March and now repeated freezes so they don't expect much of a crop at all. Cherries are usually wonderful here in WNY....Michelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, dear ... hope they were wrong about that. It wouldn't be summer without cherries.

      Delete
  5. Thanks for this fantastic article. It contains whole lot data which I need. I am bookmark your site by my next visit.

    Tree Service Birmingham

    ReplyDelete