We harvested the apples last week and they were beautiful and delicious. I'm very impressed with the size and quantity on just a three year tree.
The jury is still out from what I might do with this Stella Cherry Tree. Last year I posted about it's weirdness and after some research I lopped the entire thing off at 5 feet tall. This year it started branching out really nice and then the deer came up and ate almost all the branches off from 2 feet - 4 feet. So once again it looks very lopsided! I may just whack it off at 5 feet again this year and see what happens. Cherry trees have to be pruned vigorously but as of yet, I'm not sure I've been doing it correctly - we've not had any fruit off of it - not even a blossom. After the deer ate the bottom branches off the boys thought it looked like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.