how to grow cherries

From Greek Myths to the decorated cocktails at the bar down the street, the cherry fruit has been grown by multiple cultures from around the world. If grown properly, this fruit yields a scarlet droplet of sugary sweetness.

Now we will divulge the secrets behind growing your own cherry tree. First thing to remember is that when planting in your garden, sweet cherries will only grow in the late fall or early winter. For this article we will be focusing on the organic growth process rather than pot grown cherries.

To start the process, you’ll need to collect the seeds from a few cherries across at least two markets; you want to make sure that the different seeds pollinate each other so that you can get that sweet-sour blend of a well-grown cherry.

Cherries prefer deep, fertile, and well-drained soil. They dislike shallow, sandy or badly drained soils. So after planting the seeds start mulching the earth with well-rotten organic matter. This will provide the moist environment which the seeds require to sprout their roots and make their way to the surface. Within a month or two, you’ll notice a rather remarkable growth spurt as the plants reach maturity and start to simulate a young tree.

As soon as the cherry trees reach full maturity they will start to show little yellow bulbs hanging from their stems. You’ll notice that within the first few weeks of spring, these seeds will start to expand and ripen, revealing the bright red bulbs of a well grown cherry.

This would be the time to start harvesting. The fruits should immediately be either cooked or eaten, but can be frozen if plucked soon enough and are still firm. So when harvesting, enjoy your fruits and sort through those which can enhance your evening cuisine, and freeze those dinner parties that needs an extra delicacy.

Publisher: Fadiyah Sameh

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