Sweet Spring Blooms and Tart Summer Fruit!Nanking Cherry, Prunus tomentosa, has showy white flowers with a pink blush which covers the plant in early spring. This is followed by tasty, edible, bright red fruit, great for jams and jelly. These 1/2″ bright red fruit, which ripen in early July, are edible but a little tart for fresh eating.Nanking Cherry is a large wide spreading shrub and can be pruned as a small tree. It grows 8-10 feet in height and 10-15 feet wide.It is a great conservation plant with attractive soft green foliage. The plant works well as a mass planting or informal hedge.Nanking Cherry is native to northern China and is very cold hardy. It requires a good, well-drained soil. Nanking Cherry is fairly drought tolerant and does best in full sun. It needs cross pollination to produce fruit, so purchase 2 Nanking’s to be sure of pollination.* Profusion of White Flowers in Spring* Abundant 1/2″ Brilliant Red Fruit* Wide Shrub or Small Tree.
The Sunburst cherry is a cross between the Stella and the Van cherry. It is a large dark-skinned sweet cherry that is very similar to the Stella. It resists cracking and is ready for harvest in July about the same time as the Van cherry.The Sunburst cherry was introduced in 1983 from Summerland, British Columbia. It is a self-fruitful tree so it does not require a pollinizer. The cherry requires 800 chill hours..
Cold Hardy Cherry TreeVan Cherry Tree is a cold hardy cherry tree with ornamental features. Its shiny, serrated leaves and upright rounded form make it an excellent choice for almost anyplace in your yard. However, you’ll certainly prefer to have one where it’s visible to yourself and others with its spring beauty, mid-summer harvest, and fall display.In the spring, clusters of lovely white flowers will cover your cherry tree in a floral spectacle that’s enough to take your breath away. This is soon followed by a plethora of edible cherries in mid June. From autumn until frost, the foliage turns a beautiful, brilliant yellow for yet another splash of color. Van produces an abundance of sweet, shiny and black, crack-resistant cherries in mid-summer. The fruit is outstanding eaten right off the tree, or can be used for jellies, jams, pies or preserves. It can even be easily frozen for future use. Birds and other wildlife love Van Cherries too, so whatever you choose to leave on the tree is sure to not be wasted. The Van Cherry Tree is a compact cherry tree that reaches heights of 20 feet with an equal spread. Van is one of the best pollinators for any other sweet cherry tree, but requires a pollinizer itself. Cherry trees need 700 chilling hours, and are hardy enough to plant in the Great Lakes area, so you won’t have any trouble with this variety. You don’t even have to prune it if you don’t want to, but a yearly pruning will bring you added growth and an even more impressive harvest.* Abundant large, red fruit * Cold hardy * Spring display * Crack-resistant * Great pollinatorRecommended pollinators: Rainier, Stella, Lapins, Bing.
The Utah Giant cherry is more flavorful, larger and more firm than a Bing or a Lambert. When comparing or choosing sweet cherries, the Utah Giant should be part of your selection process. The flesh color is dark red and very sweet. Just pick right off the tree and enjoy. The Utah Giant is a great western disease-resistant variety that blooms with the Bing cherry. This cherry does not create doubles. A pollinator is required, and will be pollinated by another sweet cherry variety..
Self Pollinating Sweet Cherry TreeThe Stella Cherry Tree is a compact self-fruitful tree which produces an abundance of heart shaped, shiny, black red fruit with red flesh. Its tight upright character makes it an idea choice for the Home Garden. Red-pink blooms emerge in April to be followed in early July by clusters of shiny, red black fruit on a compact tree covered in bright green foliage. You can use the Stella as a single specimen or create a home orchard with 2 or more.The Stella produces cherries that are especially sweet, plump and firm. They resist the cracking that you see with some cherry varieties and produce well, so you’ll have lots of cherries to eat and share. Stella cherries are excellent when eaten fresh, baked into pies, made into jellies and preserves, and various other dishes. They also store and freeze well.Your Stella Cherry tree is self-fruitful, but is an excellent pollinator to other cherry trees as well.They are precocious which means they bear fruit at a young age so you won’t have long to wait for your first harvest. Even your wildlife will thank you for adding one to their habitat…although you may have to fight the birds from time-to-time for your harvest. Stella’s compact habit makes it easy to maintain the trees height for making bird netting a breeze.* Black Red heart shaped Sweet Fruit * Fruit Resists Splitting * Upright Compact habit * Self-Fruitful .
You’ll fall in love with this self-pollinating sweet juicer! Not every love story has to end as sad as poor Romeo’s – especially when it’s the love story between Romeo Dwarf Cherry Tree (Prunus Romeo) and you!Romeo is a sweet/tart type of cherry, but not the kind that grows into a massive tree. It only grows 6 – 8 feet tall! It can fit into any garden space without any trouble. It looks like an ornamental shrub, so use it as such! Plant it in a border, bed or large container by the patio. It looks great along a fence or in your cutting garden. It even makes a great foundation shrub.Romeo is newly available to home gardeners in the US and is destined to win over the hearts of cherry lovers everywhere. The deep crimson fruit comes after the tree has bloomed out in a profusion of classic white cherry blossoms in late spring. Even though the shrub is small, the fruit is full-sized, glossy and has sugar levels that are off the charts for tart cherries. It is exceptionally cold-hardy, too so it thrives further north that other cherries of its type. The fruit has a high flesh-to-pit ratio which means more fruit per pound without as much weight from the fruit pits. (More juicy fruit for you!) Romeo is great to eat fresh out of hand, but try it for baking, canning, juicing and especially wine making!Romeo is easy to care for and easy to harvest. Plant it with sweet Juliet Dwarf Cherry Tree for a true match made in heaven in your garden this year!* Easy care * Great juicer* Sun lover* Fits into any landscape* True dwarf only gets 6-8 feet tall* Beautiful spring flowers.
One of the Largest, Juiciest Sweet CherriesThe Lapins Cherry is a cross between the Van and Stella Cherry. It is one of the largest and juiciest of the sweet cherries and provides multi seasonal interest.In April, your Lapins Cherry will be smothered in brilliant white blossoms followed by an abundance of sweet, large, dark red to purple fruit with light red flesh in July. Lapins Cherries are self-fruitful and do not require a pollinator to set fruit in most regions. They are considered the number one pollinator for the Bing in most areas. A great universal pollinator it is the perfect selection for those who need a pollinator for an existing unknown cherry. The fruit are 1′ across (each!) and resist splitting due to its’ flexible skin. The flavor is divine, incredibly juicy and sweet. The Lapins fruit is firm and so big that one cherry is a mouthful. They are delicious right off the tree and wonderful for baking.Finally, in the fall your Lapins Cherry tree will delight yet again with beautiful autumn color. The green leaves will turn orange, red and yellow. The Lapins Cherry is hardy to -20 degrees, and prefer full sun and a soil that holds moisture without becoming soggy. Lapins Cherry grows to 20′ but will be held to any height with pruning.* Self-fruitful* Large Sweet Dark Red to Purple Fruit* Split resistant* Mid Season Maturity.
Lovely Ornamental with Outstanding Fruit Rainier Cherry Tree is a fruit-producing tree with outstanding yellow-cherries. Plant one in a prominent spot in your yard for its decorative appeal and the delight of watching your harvest develop.Often called the “white cherry” (for its creamy white flesh), Rainier is prized for its exceptionally sweet fruit. It is often considered the best yellow cherry by gardeners–sometimes even called the best of ALL cherry varieties. Rainier is a large cherry with a lively, yellow skin and delightful scarlet blush. It’s early bearing so you’ll already be enjoying your delicious harvest in mid-June when other garden treats are just getting started. Rainier tends to be a heavy bearer, so you’ll have plenty of its sweet and healthy cherries to cook with, freeze or just eat right off the tree. Rainier Cherry tree will grow to 35 feet in height, but can easily be kept smaller with a little pruning. People love its spring blooms almost as much as the cherries. The pink-tinted, white blossoms appear in profusion mid-spring, emitting a delicate fragrance that will be as enjoyable to you as to your yard’s pollinators. In autumn Rainier puts on another show when its foliage transitions to spicy tones of bronze and yellow. You’d expect Rainier to be a difficult tree to grow, but just the opposite. Even with all its spectacular qualities, Rainier is surprisingly low maintenance and easy to grow. Try one yourself this year and you’ll see how truly amazing Rainier Cherry trees are. * Superior fruit & early harvest* Stunning spring flowers * Cold tolerant* Adaptable to a variety of soilsRecommended pollinators: Van, Lapins, Bing, Stella.
Self-pollinating Dwarf with Delicious Cherries! Some people love the luscious taste of fresh sweet cherries that melt in your mouth. Some people love the more complex taste of tart cherries that add a bit of pucker to the pie. But what if you find sweet cherries too sweet or tart cherries too tart? What if you love both? (We do!) Do you have to plant an orchard to satisfy both tastes? We are happy to report that no, you don’t! Not only do you not need to plant an orchard, you don’t even need a big garden. Carmine Jewel Dwarf Cherry combines the best of both sweet and tart cherries into one uber-delicious fruit, and it does it in an easy-care dwarf size that will fit perfectly into any garden. You won’t ever need another cherry tree! (Our bet is that once you’ve tasted the bushels of Carmine Jewel that you get you won’t ever even want another cherry tree!) You’ll get loads of exceptionally large, red-wine-colored cherries ripening in August. They have a small pit and are excellent in all cherry uses – eaten fresh, baked into pies or tarts, canned as preserves, squeezed for juice, fermented for wine and they even excel when frozen. Trust us, you’ll have loads to eat and loads to share. Carmine Jewel is known to yield 15+ pounds by its fourth year and by its fifth year can give you 20 – 30 pounds of fruit! This is a tough little shrub that is very easy to grow. It is extremely hardy and cold-resistant and is rarely bothered by pests or diseases. Since not a full-sized tree, it can easily double as an ornamental shrub in the landscape. The dark green foliage is beautiful all season. In the spring white and pink blossoms cover the bush. It is self-pollinating, so you don’t need multiples to ensure a great harvest…but you’ll want multiples so you’ll have more of the delicious fruit to eat! Carmen Jewel Dwarf Cherry is destined to be the jewel of your garden. Don’t wait until we sell out to get yours! * Easy care* Sweet/tart cherries for the home garden* Sun lover* Fits into any landscape* True dwarf* Beautiful spring flowers.
A cherry by any other name wouldn’t be as sweet! So you want to pick baskets of fresh cherries from your own garden, but you don’t have the space for a cherry tree. Are you out of luck? Not at all! Juliet Cherry Tree (Prunus ‘Juliet’) will give you pound after pound of berries (up to 25 pounds after 5 years!) on a shrub that only reaches 5’-8’ tall!This gorgeous fruiting tree never gets out of bounds, staying small and yielding profusely. It fits into the garden just like a landscape shrub. Imagine the look on your neighbors face when your new foundation plant begins fruiting cherries! Its dwarf habit and love of sunshine make it excellent for beds, borders, fence lines and anywhere else you would normally grow a large ornamental shrub. It incorporates well into any landscape. It has glossy green foliage from spring to frost and abundant white flowers before the cherries set.And these aren’t just any cherries – these are the sweetest cherries that you’ve ever tasted! They are often scored the highest of all other sweet cherries in competitions – up to 20-brix sugar level. They have a rich, complex flavor in larger than average sized fruits (but not so large they are challenging to pit).They are deep lipstick red and are great for fresh eating, baking, ice-cream and jams. They also freeze beautifully!Easy to care for and easy to harvest. Juliet is destined for a happy ending in your own garden!* Self-pollinating * Sweetest cherries for the home garden* Sun lover* Fits into any landscape* True dwarf only gets 5-8 feet tall* Beautiful spring flowers.
Superb Cherry with Prolonged HarvestSweetheart Cherry Tree has ornamental features and outstanding, summer fruit. These cherry trees would look spectacular lining your driveway, or even just one in your front or side yard would be sure be noticed.Your Sweetheart Cherry Tree will create a spectacle in your yard once friends and neighbors have sampled its delectable fruit. What’s incredible about this cherry is that it ripens over a period of a couple weeks, so your harvest season is extended…and what a harvest it is! The shiny, bright Heart shaped red fruits exterior covers the smooth, crisp skin of this exquisite cherry. The interior flesh is meaty and firm, but with a delicious sweet flavor that will make your taste buds water. A slight hint of acidic undertone is just enough to provide the perfect amount of bite to this unique cherry. It even remains crisp long after being picked.Sweetheart Cherry is not only a source of wonderful fruit, but also a lovely tree for your yard. Mid-April brings pristine white flowers which results in a late harvest of mid-July cherries that dot the tree like tiny, brilliant ornaments amid the green foliage. Autumn transforms the shiny foliage to shades of orange, pink or red for yet another decorative show. Of course, as with most cherry trees, even the bark itself is lovely. The reddish, dark-brown hue even becomes fissured on older trees for added interest. The Sweetheart Cherry is quickly becoming a wildly popular tree. It’s self-fruitful and a perfect choice if you only have room for one tree. In fact, the addition of another variety will only serve to increase your production and harvest. Sweetheart Cherry can grow to 20 feet in height with an equal spread, but can be held to any size with pruning. Choosing a Sweetheart Cherry Tree ensures that you will have an attractive tree that is also a heavy producer of extra large sweet, juicy fruit. What a way to bring a spectacular finale to your summer!* Heavy producer* Late and prolonged harvest* Stays crisp and resists cracking* Ornamental features* Self-fruitful.
Ornamental Self-fertile Tree with Delicious FruitEnglish Morello is an ornamental tree that produces delicious fruit. Plant several for a small orchard on a side yard, or perhaps a few along your driveway for an elegant welcome to your home all summer long. You can even use the English Morello as a small hedge, as they adapt well to pruning.When the pretty flowers of many cherry trees have faded in decline, you can count on your English Morello to begin its dazzling display. In fact, you can easily prolong your summer cherry harvest as well by planting a few of these late-ripening trees. Mid-summer is sure to bring you a prolific harvest of delicious, tart cherries that are perfect for many uses. Bake a pie for the neighbors or perhaps keep a bowl on the kitchen table for enjoying fresh. English Morello cherries are outstanding for canning or freezing, and maintain their flavor well. They’re also perfect for liquors and brandies, creating wonderful home-grown holiday gifts.This late blooming self-fertile tree produces prolifically, with clusters of dark red fruit that mature in mid-summer. English Morellas prefer rich, well-drained, moist soil, and like more nitrogen and water than many sweet cherries. English Morella is an outstanding choice for a tasty, tart cherry that both you and your wildlife will adore. * Dark Red, Juicy, Sour Fruit * Mid Summer Ripening * *Prolific Producer.
Tart Cherry with Ornamental AppealEarly Richmond Cherry Tree is a heavy-yielding fruit tree with ornamental qualities. Use one as a specimen tree for your yard, fruit tree for your garden or even as a pretty shade tree to relax under during those hot summer afternoons.There’s nothing like having your very own cherry tree. A profuse bloom of abundant white flowers in the spring will welcome summer like no other tree in your yard. The glossy dark-green foliage will fill out your tree, and soon a sumptuous feast of succulent, sun-warmed cherries will be within your reach. Again, there is simply nothing like it!Your Early Richmond Cherry Tree ripens a week earlier than other cherries, so you won’t have to wait to partake of its delicious bounty. In fact, it’s the first sour cherry available in late spring.The round, bright red cherry has a delicious tart flavor that is perfect for pies, cobblers, dessert sauces, preserves, and jams. If you choose to leave the fruit on the tree, your songbirds will be sure to thank you for the special treat.Early Richmond Cherry is a hardy, rounded tree that will produces prolifically for many years. It grows only 15′ tall with a span of 10′-20′, so won’t take up much space in your yard. In fact, it can be held to almost any height with summer pruning.Your Early Richmond Cherry Tree was known in England as early as 1500 when settlers brought it to the US. They certainly must have valued its hardy nature and exceptional fruit to bring it with them to their new homeland, and once you begin to experience this remarkable cherry tree in your own yard, you will too.* Delicious, early maturity fruit* Spring flowers* Wildlife interest* Hardy.
Ornamental Tree with Excellent FruitThe Black Tartarian Cherry is beautiful looking tree that provides excellent fruit and acts as an excellent pollinator for many cherry varieties. You can plant several cherry varieties and enjoy and extended summer harvest Your Black Tartarian is an old variety of cherry tree that has remained a favorite among homeowners for the pollination it provides many cherry varieties as well as the superior fruit and dependable high yields. If you’re looking for a pretty tree that will provide years of delicious fruit with little effort, then the Black Tartarian is for you.Remember though, that one of the best features of your Black Tartarian is its outstanding fruit. Beginning in the spring your cherry tree will come alive with an abundance of white, fragrant flowers. The clusters of 5-peteled beauties veritably cover the branches with their pristine splendor. You’ll be amazed by the number of butterflies who have come to dance among the blossoms. It’s a beautiful experience of nature in all her glory!As the flowers fade, your Black Tartarian will fill out with shiny green leaves and begin to form the fruit that your tree is most prized for. By early to mid-summer, you’ll be able to pause under your tree’s canopy and reach up for a sun-warmed, sweet snack that will tantalize your taste buds.The Black Tartarian cherry is about 1-inch in size with a deeply purple hue. The flesh is dark red, dense and very juicy. The stone comes loose easily from the cherry, so even if you’re pitting the cherries for use in a culinary dish, you won’t have to work very hard. Your Black Tartarian is hardy and disease resistant, tolerant of most conditions and easy for even the novice gardener to grow. Considering the stellar benefits of the Black Tartarian Cherry tree, you won’t want to miss including at least one of these in your own home orchard.* Delicious Fruit* Spring Flowers* Wildlife Interest* Great pollinator for popular varietiesRecommended pollinators: Bing, Rainier, Van, Lapins.
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