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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Sour cherry? Reply with quote

This has been growing in an old private estate orchard in Co Down for as long as I can remember but have not been able to ID it. The cherries are big, about the size of a large marble or there about's and the stone in the cherry makes up most of the cherry. Only thing I could come up with is a sour cherry (Prunus cerasus)

Is this a sour cherry or something else? Its the green tree growing beside the red tree (damson tree)



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks like a sucker growing from a Prunus cerasifera nigra, if the fruit are on the green one they are growing from the rootstock and its starting to revert i.e the rootstock will outgrow it. Fruit are from the rootstocl where it was grafted.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you could be right, this is the only image I have of the tree with the red leaves (excuse the not great quality), it has a big hole around its base and its roots are starting to be exposed so it doesn't look like it will live too many more years.


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