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Cherries are a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. They can be eaten fresh, cooked, or used in pies, jams, and other desserts. Cherries are also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
When to plant Cherry Trees
The best time to plant cherry trees in Perth is in winter or autumn. This gives them enough time to root during the cooler months and sprout in the spring.
Trees are available from good nurseries or Garden Centres and August is also a fine time to plant. The trees are one of the first to flower in spring and often have a sweet scent.
How to plant Cherry Trees
Cherry trees need full sun and well-drained soil. They prefer an acidic soil pH of 6.0-6.5, but they can adapt to slightly alkaline soils.
Purchase a young tree from a nursery or garden centre. Look for a tree that has a straight trunk, healthy foliage, and no signs of disease or pests.
Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball of the tree. Break up any clumps of soil and enrich the soil with Baileys Soil Improver Plus which contains compost and manure that will encourage strong and healthy growth. If you have very sandy soils, use Baileys Clay & Compost.