Pretty in Pink
There for a moment
But gone in a blink.
Then fruit will form slowly
As perfectly planned
By the God of creation
And willed by His hand.
May 2, 2018
Sadly, the cherry blossoms here are fading and falling. Gone in a blink! It’s the truth!
Some facts about Cherry Trees
- Not all varieties of cherry trees bear fruit
- Some cherry trees produce only very small sour fruit. Birds like ’em!
- A cherry tree may only bloom for a week or two.
- New from the nursery, a cherry tree can take up to 5 years to bear fruit.
- Not all cherry trees will pollinate themselves.
- Some cherry trees need help from another tree to pollinate.
- Chill hours are important for stone bearing fruit–meaning, the number of hours a tree spends at temperatures between 45-34 degrees.
- Should a tree experience a winter without enough chill, a cherry tree may not open its buds. Therefore, not bearing fruit.
- Location is important for fruit bearing.
- There are over 200 varieties of cherry blossoms
- Cherry blossoms and leaves are edible and can be used for tea.
- Yaezakura, which means multi-layered cherry blossom, is a catch-all term for cherry blossoms with more than 5 petals. Starting to bloom in mid- or late April, the yaezakura has petals that range from light to dark pink. Because of the double layers of petals, they’re known as a symbol of strength, as compared to the delicate Somei Yoshino.
Cherry tree info gathered from these sites: