Cherry fruit drop

In some seasons, sweet cherries loose much of their fruit before it ripens. This loss is called cherry fruit drop or run off and, in severe cases, it can lead to an almost total failure of the crop.

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cherry run off

Quick facts

Common name Cherry run off
Scientific name None
Plants affected Sweet cherries
Main symptoms Much of the cherry crop falls from the tree before ripening
Main causes Adverse weather in some seasons
Timing Summer (before ripening)

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