Felt cherry. Planting and care of the fruit tree
Felt cherry, planting and caring for which many gardeners are interested in, is a fruit tree unable to self-pollination. Therefore, it is usually planted at once in several varieties in one area.You can learn this plant by the characteristic cannon on the shoots. It is somewhat similar to felt. On different trees, this feature is expressed with different intensity. Felt cherry (you can buy seedlings on large horticultural markets) is cultivated not only in Russia, but also in Japan, China and Canada. Its fruits are poorly transported, so they are usually difficult to acquire, it is more profitable to grow them on your own land.
Felt cherry. Planting and maintenance of a sapling
This plant will make a variety on your site.If you bought a seedling of this unusual tree, then the best time to put it in the soil is an early but warm spring. It is necessary that the buds on the cherry did not have time to blossom. You can plant a cherry in September.But in October it will be too late. If you are lucky enough to buy a young tree only at this time, just dig it in before the onset of spring and make sure that it is not damaged by frost. Light soils are ideal for felt cherries. The abundance of peat and clay, on the contrary, will prevent growth. The site for planting should be moderately lit and should not be exposed to excessive soil wetting. After flowering, cherry is better to fertilize and cut. Thinning the crown is designed to form it in the best possible way. In the first few years it is better to leave up to fifteen strong shoots.
Felt cherry. Planting and caring for a fruit tree
Harvest can be collected from the third year. Then, fruiting will occur every season. Felt cherry, which is planted and cared for by all the rules, bears fruit in late June or early July. Cherries ripen at the same time - up to four kilograms can be collected from one young tree. They look rather small, with pink or red flesh, depending on the variety. It tastes sourish. It is difficult to separate from the bone. In recent years, varieties that resemble cherries in taste are derived. Fruits can remain on the branches for a long time without falling off and not spoiling.They are practically not subject to transportation and storage, so they almost do not appear on sale. If it is nevertheless necessary to transport these cherries, it is better to pick them still unripe. After the tree fades, it is fertilized with organic compounds - phosphoric and nitrogen. In the autumn, it is desirable to additionally conduct liming.
Cherry felt. Diseases
This tree is very resistant to pests and germs. But in recent years, cases of defeat of felt cherries with specific fungal diseases have become more frequent. They sneak up to the tree gradually, hitting first the young shoots, and then completely all the greens. Handle cherries need a solution of foundationol - spraying should be carried out during the flowering period. Also, the tree can gnaw mice - it is better to immediately surround it with a grid.