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Cherry tree

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How to irrigate the cherry tree

The cherry tree needs constant watering, especially if the tree is young and especially during the summer season; drought can represent a danger for the development of the plant. On the other hand, excessive irrigation could cause water stagnation, a frequent cause of rotting: for this reason, the water supply must be regulated according to the rainfall trend and kept under constant control. The plant needs a greater quantity of water during the flowering period, while it is good to reduce the watering when the moment of the fruit harvest is approaching. An excellent method of irrigation is the drip one, which allows, thanks to the drippers, to better distribute the water resources, avoid waste and favor the drainage of the soil.


Cultivation and care

The cherry prefers a soil composed of soil and peat with a little sand; It is essential that the soil is well drained, not very compact and poor in limestone. Before planting, preferably in the fall, we recommend removing the weeds and working the soil with a hoe to make it less full-bodied. The roots must be planted in a hole about one meter wide and half or a little deeper; a support brace may be convenient, thanks to which the tree will grow straight. As for pruning, care must be taken to eliminate only the now damaged parts, as otherwise there would be a risk of damaging the plant: it is recommended to devote yourself to the operation in the autumn and, subsequently, to disinfect the scars of the branches.

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