How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Deep suture

Trees or limbs affected by deep suture have leaves that are long and narrow, and fruit with creases that are much deeper than normal.


Deep suture is a genetic disorder of cherries that is most common in 'Bing' and 'Black Tartarian' varieties. It is not infectious. Cut out affected limbs.

Creased fruit
Creased fruit

Long and narrow leaves
Long and narrow leaves

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