Growing a Cherry Tree from Seed

How many cherry pits should I plant in one hole to get a good size tree to grow?

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June 5, 20110 found this helpful
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Cherry pits should be planted in the late Fall because they need the cold weather of Winter to germinate in the Spring; this is called "stratification". I would plant several pits (but not in the same hole) to make sure you get at least one or two to sprout and when they are around 18 inches high, transplant them to their permanent location.

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June 12, 20160 found this helpful

You can plant any kind of seed in any season if you put them in the fridge for a couple of weeks. They germinate wonderfully. Where I live is a fruit belt. Everything is grown here. Apples,peaches,plums, cherries, grapes for wine. I am currently trying to grow a lemon tree. Even though we have shorter summers than the U.S. I have one growing in a pot outside my apartment. it is doing pretty good. It's acutally sitting in the pot along with my geraniums in bright sun. it gets pretty hot here but no as long as the U.S. as we are quite a bit north from from the U.S. but we do very well here. Winters are quite short and not so cold as other parts of the country. So just put your stones in the fridge for a short while,just a week or so and also if you buy any seeds from a dealer put them in the fridge also and you'll get better germination from them. Doesn't matter if they are veggetables or flowers they all do well if they winter over in your fridge for a couple of weeks.

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June 4, 20110 found this helpful

Try planting some cherry pits in a small flower vase and see if they sprout. If nothing grows, you would be better off purchasing a small cherry tree from a nursery.

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