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Description

The biggest — and some say the best! This variety bears mouthwatering, 1¼" dark purple-red cherries. Crack-resistant, even after heavy spring rains. The tree puts on a beautiful show in the landscape during spring cherry blossom season. Excellent pollinator for other sweet cherries. Approximately 60 days from bloom to harvest. Disease-resistant to bacterial canker. Introduced circa 1997. Ripens in mid June. Best pollinator: another sweet cherry variety. A licensed variety of Cornell University. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #11107 or other patents.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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.

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

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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

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Large fruit size.
Wesley C on Apr 11, 2016
I had this kind before and I love the hardiness and the sweetest taste of this cherry
Gina C on Apr 4, 2016
Large fruit size.
Wesley C on Apr 11, 2016
Large sweet and is a good pollinator for the Blackgold.
LINDA R on Apr 7, 2016
I had this kind before and I love the hardiness and the sweetest taste of this cherry
Gina C on Apr 4, 2016
What's a summer without the aroma of fresh baked cherry pie? Stark Brother's excellent selection of cultivars lets you have that slice of Americana over and over again. Who has the ice cream?
HILDEGARD H on Mar 27, 2016
It is a suggested pollinator for the Hardy Giant Antique and is disease resistant
Virginia B on Mar 20, 2016
It looks fabulous!
Angela G on Mar 17, 2016
The description sounded great and I needed a pollinator for the other cherry tree.
Beth H on Mar 14, 2016
It reminds me the cherry trees we had when I was a child. I wish my children to have similar happy memories.
ANNA B on Mar 2, 2016
WE already have one and want another.
Lois D on Feb 23, 2016
"Largest and some say the best" is the description. Need I say more?
ROBERT C on Feb 20, 2016
To pollinate the Gold sweet cherry.
T G on Feb 18, 2016
Large sweet and is a good pollinator for the Blackgold.
LINDA R on Apr 7, 2016
What's a summer without the aroma of fresh baked cherry pie? Stark Brother's excellent selection of cultivars lets you have that slice of Americana over and over again. Who has the ice cream?
HILDEGARD H on Mar 27, 2016

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