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Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry

Make your own maraschino cherries. This is one of the best sweet cherries you’ll find anywhere. The 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. Ripens in late June. Best pollinators: any other sweet cherry variety, except Bing.

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Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry

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Characteristics

Zone Range 5 - 7
Pollination Pollinator Required
Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
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

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This item is restricted from being shipped to the following locations: All of OR. Parts of CO, and NY.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.

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Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

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Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.