This week we will be picking our first real crop of cherries for our Friday delivery Boxes. All of these varieties that we grow are self fertile. This means that they do not require pollen from another variety to produce fruit. We have been experimenting with various methods to control the growth of the tree to encourage fruiting. We have tied the branches horizontal to stakes and hung small concrete weights to pull them down from the vertical growth they so much prefer.
The extra work has proved we can get a decent crop so we now have to get all the cherry trees into the same program.