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How can you tell the sex of a cherry tree?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by Zero Gravity, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Zero Gravity

    Zero Gravity ArboristSite Operative

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    I have this cherry tree in my front yard and was wondering if the fruit of it would be good? Take a look at the attached photo and give your opinion.
    ZG
     
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  2. Kogafortwo

    Kogafortwo AboristSite Guru

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    Take a good look at its crotch. :greenchainsaw:

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I don't know how to tell, I am sure someone here who is less lame than me can tell you.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. pdqdl

    pdqdl Not old enough yet to know better

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    That tree need iodine.

    Y'er looking at a goiter, not a crotch!

    BTW: cherries are in the rose family, and their flowers are both staminate and pistillate. So...they go both ways...with themselves.
     
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    bonnieville ArboristSite Member

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    Convenient.
     
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    Ed Roland Addicted to ArboristSite

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    individual trees which produce proportionally much more pollen within a species can be considered male and individual trees which produce more seed within a species can be considered, functionally, female.

    Two very general statements that do not take into account the amazing adaptations trees can manage.
    "in the maple Acer pennsylvanicum, 10% of young sexually mature trees in the understory of a forest changed sex from year to year." (Coder)
     
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    Must...hold...self....back...(struggle struggle)
     

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