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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.


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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Wanted a sweet cherry to go with our Montmorency, and this tree was not only disease resistant but, large sweet fruit sealed the deal.
Richard P on May 17, 2016
Want it to balance asthetics of orchard
John S on May 14, 2016
Wanted a sweet cherry to go with our Montmorency, and this tree was not only disease resistant but, large sweet fruit sealed the deal.
Richard P on May 17, 2016
looking for big sweet cherry tree
Geno S on May 15, 2016
Want it to balance asthetics of orchard
John S on May 14, 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
looking for big sweet cherry tree
Geno S on May 15, 2016
Large fruit size.
Wesley C on Apr 11, 2016
Is it a fast growing tree? How many feel per year
Andrea S on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey Andrea. I bought a Royalton Cherry tree last year and it did really well. I think it bolted a couple of feet last year. A lot depends on geographic area, soil conditions and amount of rain. I'm in Nashville and last year was a great year for all my fruit trees.

Customer Reviews

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Sweet cherry
Nice cherry tree, growing well. Hope to get a few cherries next year. Really happy with all the trees I have purchased from you.
May 7, 2016
1 year ago
Royalton Sweet Cherry
This tree is very slow and I was not sure it would make it, but has rallied and even had a couple of blossoms. It is getting good growth patterns so far and I am hopeful, but again not sure it likes our NE Oklahoma weather, may be too hot and dry. I may have to supply shade for the cherry trees and keep the water going to them.
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
Royalton sweer cherry
The tree was well packaged. We panted it a couple days after we received. This spring, no flowers yet, but it is very healthy. We are really happy with the tree. Thank you!
May 22, 2016
1 year ago
excellent quality stock
I purchased the Royalton Sweet Cherry last year. This is the start of the second growing season in my yard. This plant is healthy and is very well developed for a young tree.
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
Doing great
Very nice tree, going strong so far. Very happy with it
May 16, 2016
8 months ago
I killed my tree!
Tree arrived in great shape,planted last spring, used 20% nitrogen fertilizer right after planting and killed it.Did the same to a newly planted cherry tree and it barely survived,Lesson learned!
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
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