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Sour Cherry Tree #757529

Asked June 21, 2021, 3:52 PM EDT

We have a sour cherry tree and all the fruit is turning brown and dying. The tree it self seems healthy but this is the second year in a row that this has happened to the fruit. Last year I was told that I probably needed to prune out some of the interior branches and I did that. The pruning didn't do the trick. I will include so photos. This was a productive tree until last year. Is there anything else we can do? Thanks, Jeff

Ramsey County Minnesota

Expert Response

Based upon what we can see in the photos, we think the fruit has been damaged by brown rot.  The following publication discusses this disease and what to do about it:

https://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2020/06/brown-rot-in-cherries.html
Bob Bystrom Replied June 21, 2021, 4:24 PM EDT

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