Cherries are one of the prettiest spring trees and
one of the most popular fruits. Sour cherries are self-pollinating
(a single tree will bear fruit), but will not pollinate sweet types.
Sweet cherries tend to be less cold hardy than their sour cousins.
Most sweet types are not self pollinating and must be interplanted with
another sweet variety to produce fruit.
Although fruiting cherries have lovely spring blossoms, flowering cherries have been grown to provide a more magnificent display. Some produce fruits neglible in taste, while the fruits of others can be used in jams and jellies.
Dwarf? Semi-dwarf? Standard?
Most modern cherries are grafted onto vigorous rootstocks and are available in 3 sizes:
Dwarf trees begin producing in 2-3 years. At maturity, they reach between 6-8ft. in height, which makes them perfect for the smaller garden.
Semi-dwarf trees grow to an average height of 12-15ft. at maturity and begin to bear fruit in 3-5 years.
Standard trees reach 20-25ft. in height and begin to bear in about 5-6
Our fruiting cherry trees are sturdy specimens with a trunk diameter of 1/2 to 5/8 inch. Most varieties are available as standards or semi-dwarf, as indicated. Available sizes for flowering varieties are as indicated. With proper care, they will give you years of beauty and fruit.
|#P919SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-919SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
|#P919S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-919S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Bing - Deep red/black fruits are one of the sweetest types. Excellent for canning. Does not pollinate with Napoleon. Hardy to -10F (-23C); height: 15ft.
|#P920SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-920SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
|#P920S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-920S Two Standard trees $70.00|
Mazzard Cherry (Prunus avium) - Sweet cherry used most often as rootstock for other varieties. Produces a quality red fruit. Hardy to -40F (-40C); height: 50 ft.
|#2197 seed packet; approximately 50 seeds $ 5.50|
|#B12197 bulk seeds 1 lb. ; approximately 2,000 seeds $ 54.95|
Napoleon (Royal Ann) - Sweet variety producing large yellow fruit with a pink blush. Good for canning. Will not pollinate with Bing. Hardy to -10F (-23C); height: 15ft.
|#P921SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-921SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
|#P921S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-921S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Ranier - Pretty yellow cherries with a red blush. Fruits are large and in great numbers.
|#P2659SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-2659SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
|#P2659S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-2659S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Lambert - Dark red heart shaped fruits, slightly smaller and ripening a week later than Bing. Will not pollinate Napoleon or Bing
|#P2660SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-2660SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
|#P2660S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-2660S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Lapins - Self-pollinating type with firm dark red sweet fruits. Very productive. Good pollinator for other varieties. Hardy to -10F (-23C); height: 15ft.
|#P923SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-923SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
|#P923S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-923S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Selah (also known as Liberty Bell) Large firm red cherry with a slightly earlier ripening than Lapins. Good pollinator for all varieties (including Bing). Hardy to -10F (-23C); height 15ft.
|#P4277SD Semi-dwarf tree $56.95|
|#P2-4277SD Two Semi-dwarf trees for $70.00|
Sweetheart - This Van-Newstar cross has bright red medium sized fruits with a good sweet flavor. Ripens between July 25 and August 1st. Requires pruning to prevent over-cropping. Self fertile annual bearer. Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
|#P1428S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-1428S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Ulster - A Schmidt's-Lambert that resembles Schmidt's but is more productive. The fruit is dark red, large, and firm fleshed, like Schmidt's, but is more resistant to cracking. Ripens mid July.
|#P2636S Standard tree $56.95|
|#P2-2636S Two Standard trees for $70.00|
Black Cherry (Wild Cherry, Rum Cherry) Prunus serotina - Growing wild along fencerows in the US and parts of Canada, this species produces pretty white blooms in the spring followed by small edible cherries that have been used for centuries to make jams, jellies and pies. They were also used by American Indian tribes as a medicinal herb, being used to treat a number of complaints, including stomache disroders and sore throats (thus Wild Cherry cough drops). The wood is prized to maked furniture and other objects . Hardy to -40F (-40C); height: 25ft.
|#2220 Packet $5.50 Approximately 50 seeds|
|#B12220 Packet $39.95 1 lb. seeds|
Higan Weeping Cherry (Prunus subhirtella pendula) Single pink blossoms on slender weeping branches. Good landscape or specimen tree. Hardy to -30F (-35C); height: 15ft.
|#1484 Seed packet; Approximately 50 seeds $ 25.50|
|#B11484 1 lb. seeds approximately 4,900 seeds $ 345.00|
|#P1484H 2-3ft. tree $ 34.95|
|#P4-1484H (2-3ft. trees) Four trees for $ 50.95|
Kwanzan - (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan') The most popular of the ornamental cherries, with deep pink 2-1/2in. double blooms. New growth is reddish-copper turning to green. Hardy to -10F (-23.3C); height: 18ft.
|#P1028H 2-3ft. tree $56.95|
|#P3-1028H (2-3ft. trees) Three trees for $50.95|
Japanese Flower Cherry - (Prunus serrulata) - 樱花 Red leaves Cherry - Ornamental. Hardy to -10F (-23.3C); height: 18ft.
|#0222144 Seed packet approximately 50 seeds $ 15.50|
|#B4z-0222144 4 oz. seeds (approximately 1,200 seeds) $ 56.90|
|#B1-10222144 Bulk seed 1 lb. seeds $ 93.90|
Nanking (Prunus tomentosa) Hardy attractive ornamental tree with white blossoms. The fruits can be used to make jellies and jams. Hardy to -50F (-45C); height: 10ft.
|#1485 Seed packet approximately 50 seeds $ 5.50|
|#B4z1485 4 oz. seeds approximately 1,200 seeds $ 33.95|
|#P1485H 12 - 18 inch tree $ 34.95|
|#P5-1485H (12 - 18 inch seedlings) Five trees for $50.95|
Okame (Prunus x Okame) Upright vase shaped with rich pink blooms appearing before the leaves. Bronze-red autumn foliage. Good heat and cold tolerance. Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 15ft.
|#P2663H 2-3ft. tree $24.95|
|#P3-2663H (2-3ft. trees) Three trees for $33.99|
Purpleleaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena) - Native American shrub or small tree with bright red/purple foliage and fragrant pink blooms that open after leaves appear. Hardy and vigorous grower. Hardy to -50F (-45C); height: 7 - 10 ft.
|#2664H 1 yr. seedling $ 24.95|
|#P3-2664H (1 yr. seedlings) Three trees for $33.99|
Western Sand Cherry (Prunus besseyi) - Flowering cherry with a wide spreading habit. Blooms are pink and very fragrant. Hardy and vigorous grower. Hardy to -40F (-40C); height: 6ft.
|#2196 seed packet; approximately 50 seeds $ 9.50|
|#P2196 2 - 3 ft. tree $ 24.95|
|#P3-2196 (2 - 3 ft. trees) Three trees for $33.99|
Yoshino (Prunus x yedoensis) These are the beautiful white blooming cherries planted in Washington D.C.'s Tidal Basin. Rounded growth habit and pretty yellow fall foliage make this a good choice for specimen planting.
|#P1097H 2-3ft. tree $ 24.95|
|#P3-1097H (2-3ft. trees) Three trees for $ 33.99|
|#1097 Seed Packet ; approximately 150 seeds $ 79.50|
|Cherries do well in a wide range of soil types, but for best results, plant in a location that is sheltered from late frosts and has a well-drained soil 25ft. apart both ways.|
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