morello cherry tree

Hi all back again lol

i have a morello cherry tree planted last year in a large tube one of those self watering types got a water res at the bottom.

well planted my tree and stood back , all we got last year was about ten leaves onit no blossum or cherrys what went wrong or did i expect to much from the first year,will it do better this year. help please


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,045

    How big is the tree anthony. . Are there photos?

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    Cherry Tree Morello 

    RHS Award of Garden Merit.

    Morello is the best sour cherry for growing in the UK.It will happily grow on a north wall or fence and still bear fruit. Crisp white Spring blossom is followed in August by the ripening of dark red ,acid cherries that are produced in abundance.

    The cherries produced are a culinary gem, superb in jams ,preserves,pies ,sauces and alcoholic beverages.Morellos can be eaten fresh when really ripe but they do have a very sharp-sweet edge.

    Although partially self fertile an additional pollinator will enhance the crops.

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    It was probably too young to flower. Can you see any clusters of fat buds on it now?

  • hi nutcutlet

    thanks for the reply the tree is small about four foot from rootstock to tip.i got it from asdas last year so this is the second has three branches bendy so i can tye them in to train the tree.and there is about twenty or more new buds  at the min

    the tub/put that it is in is about two foot square like i said it has a small water chamber that fill up to last about one week ish les in a hot summer. wiill post pics later today for you to see it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,045

    Righto. I'm not surprised about no blossom/fruit but the small number of leaves doesn't sound good

  • thanks all for the help i too think it was to young to flower last year

    just moved the tree to the oppisit side of my patio as there is more sunshine that side and noticed it has about one hundred small buds on it (that a guess i did not count)

  • Alan4711

    thanks for that info it was helpfull

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,799

    Alan, I've PMd you image


    I'm keeping an eye on this thread - I'd quite like a morello but not sure where to put it yet.

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • Fleurisa

    as i said there are loads but they are not fat nor are they green yet


  • hi all here is a update on my morello cherry tree it has now sprung into life twenty or so big green buds starting to i am hoping to get cherrys this year. 

  • Mine didn't do great either last year. although I had an abundance of cherries form, all I got were cherries smaller than a marble. This year the buds all seem to be forming all at the tips of the branches!

  • hi greenfingered my tree has buds all over the branches this year i take a pic tomorrow and post it

  • hi greenfingered

    sorry it took so long todo this but here is the pic of my morello cherry tree with loads of buds this year i hope i well get some  cherrys


     the tree is now put in a nice sunny spot on my patio

  • Hi,

    From looking at your picture you have some nice buds along the full length of the branches. Mine however are confined to the tips and bare the rest of the length. Thinking pruning will be required this year and hope new shoots will emerge

  • Hi Greenfingeredsmoggy

    i dont know a lot about trees but the plan to pruning yours sounds good and hopfully you will get more shoots on the stems. i should do it soon thou?????? good luck

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    Aren't they tip-bearers?

  • Steve 309 i dont think they are tip bearers as i now have blosom just starting to come out all over the branches i really hope i get some cherrys this year imageimageimage

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