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Description

Make your own maraschino cherries. This is one of the best sweet cherries you’ll find anywhere. The crack-resistant fruit is perfect for canning, making jellies and jams, or making homemade maraschinos. Also delicious when picked fresh and popped in your mouth like candy. Tree is hearty and reliably productive. Introduced to the U.S. circa early 1900s. Ripens in late June. Best pollinators: any other sweet cherry variety, except Bing.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Outstanding
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 18' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Related Assortments

This item is also available in this money saving assortment.

We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

You don't pay until it ships.

We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of OR. Parts of CO.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.

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Stark Bro's Store
Pollinator for my Rainier cherry.
Wesley C on Apr 11, 2016
Pollinator for my Rainier cherry.
Wesley C on Apr 11, 2016
Trying to get something comparable to rainier cherries. Which are my wife's favorite cherries.
David B on Feb 18, 2016
Trying to get something comparable to rainier cherries. Which are my wife's favorite cherries.
David B on Feb 18, 2016

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Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry
So far I like the Emperor Francis trees just fine. They are growing great. I bought them to be pollinators of Rainier trees so in 4 or 5 years we shall see how they do at that job. I've never tasted this variety but I'm guessing they taste like the Rainiers. Again, we shall see.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
emperor francis sweet cherry
Nice trees when they arrive. They start out great, Unfortunately, deer have destroyed them. We tried a 2nd year and deer got at them again so we give up. Were glad the had a meal and we live in town.
May 4, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Emperor Sweet Cherry
It did not do well after planting and during the last spring summer growth time. I don't think it likes our NE Oklahoma weather. I think it prefers cooler and less sunny weather. It has blossomed some and is really taking off in the growth department this spring so far. It has real potential for the future. I would like to add that fruit tree spikes were used for all my trees.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Dwarf Cherry Tree
My tree is growing just great, hoping that I will be getting great cherry crops in the future. Only problem is I have a lot of ants around the tree, can you suggest a remedy to help get rid of these ants. Thank you, Charlie
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about the ants. I might recommend the Bonide Insecticidal Soap. We have this product available for purchase. Please follow all the directions on the label for when and how to use.
May 16, 2016
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