Cherry plum or splayed plum - this fruit plant belongs to the subfamily Plum from the Pink family. The multi-stemmed trees, covered with thorny branches, reach a height of 3-10 m. The leaves, slightly pointed towards the top, have an elliptical shape. Flowers of white or pink shade begin to bloom from the second half of March. From June to September, juicy round-shaped fruits appear on the tree. There is a small bone inside the fruit. Depending on the type of drupe, they can be pink, yellow, red or purple. Cherry plum has a very powerful root system that can go to a depth of 2 meters. You can grow a plant on any type of soil.
In summer cherry plum is watered abundantly. After each watering, the soil around the tree is loosened and weeds are removed. It is important to note that mature trees need less moisture than young trees.
A month after the first spraying, cherry plum is re-treated with a mixture of trace elements, phosphorus and potassium.
In August, the plant needs very abundant watering so that the water moisturizes the entire root system. Cherry plum is also fed with organic fertilizers (mullein or bird droppings). This is due to the fact that during this period the tree actively nourishes the ripening fruits.
After harvesting, organic and mineral fertilizers are applied to the soil under the tree. Then the cherry plum is watered abundantly so that the soil is wet at least half a meter. After that, you can start harvesting seedlings.
Planting time for cherry plum depends on the climatic conditions of the region. In places with little snow and mild winters, seedlings are planted in open ground in the fall. In areas with cold and snowy winters, it is recommended to plant cherry plum in spring. Annual seedlings are best suited for planting.
A well-lit area is chosen for cherry plum, which will be protected from strong gusts of wind. It is recommended to plant a tree on the south side of various buildings. This will have a positive effect on the yield.