Veg plot 2020, #8

[14th June]

Well, more orchard than veg plot, really. I planted four cherry trees in our orchard some years back. One is a “bitter” type cherry whilst the others are early, mid and late-season dessert cherries. The mid-season tree (which usually gives us the biggest harvest) has almost no fruit whatsoever this year. If I recall correctly it flowered right in the middle of that cold, wet period we had in March when there was nothing likely to pollinate the flowers (it wasn’t the only one — we have very few damsons, gages and plums this year compared with normal). The other dessert trees have plenty of fruit, but they’re still some way off ripe:

Apples and pears are looking good though.

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