Tree Fruit Growth Stages – Cherry

Typical temperatures in Fahrenheit, at which 10% and 90% injury after 30 minutes exposure, is provided under each bud stage image. 
To have a full crop of cherries requires well over 50% bud survival in most years, while apples, pears, and peaches may only need 10-15% bud survival.

Swollen Bud
(First Swell)
Green Tip (Bud Burst) Tight Cluster
Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry
10% kill 17° 15° 20° 26° 24° 26°
90% kill 22° 15° 24°

White Bud
(First White, Popcorn)
First Bloom Full Bloom
Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry
10% kill 27° 28° 28° 28° 28° 28°
90% kill 24° 24° 25° 24° 25° 25°

Petal Fall (Post Bloom)
Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry
10% kill 28° 28°
90% kill 25° 25°