AnnaIkona
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Location: Canada zone 8b

Cherry Blossom tree vs. Cherry producing tree

My husband dug out a "cherry-looking" tree from an old, abandoned property and planted it out on the field. And he is obsessed over it :)

We have had it for 2 years and it still hasn't produced fruit- just flowers. How do you tell apart fruit-bearing cherry trees vs. flowering cherry trees?
Zone 8b, Canada

imafan26
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Location: hawaii, zone 12a 587 ft elev.

Re: Cherry Blossom tree vs. Cherry producing tree

You probably have sakura which is the flowering cherry blossom, prunus serrulata. There are a few varieties but only a few produce sour fruit.

The edible cherry is in the same family of prunus but a different variety . Prunus avium (wild cherry ) prunus cerasus
This might help to id your cherry.
https://budburst.org/documents/871408/87 ... DGuide.pdf
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