My cherry and apple tree's are blooming in autumn, should I remove the blooms?

My cherry and apple tree's are blooming in autumn. Should I remove the blooms?

yates

12 March 2012 01:02 AM

Hi Amanda,

It does sound like your cherry and apple trees are a little confused at the moment. Your trees are probably thinking it is spring again as the weather has been so mild. It is not likely the trees will fruit again as we are quickly heading towards winter. I would think in the next few weeks, the temperature will continue to fall and your trees will respond to the change in day length and temperature. At this point, I would think those flowers will naturally fall off along with the leaves beginning to show their autumn display. I am sure nature will sort out this problem as your trees go into dormancy in winter. You can then look forward to spring again when your trees will once more give you a beautiful display of flowers and delicious fruit.

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