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Schmidt's Bigarreau Cherry

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Extra large cherries with deep, rich mahogany color. Attractive cherries make excellent additions to desserts and fresh-eating snacks. Fruit is dark, fine-grained, and tender with a sweet pleasing flavor. Tree is vigorous and productive, bearing fruit in clusters. Introduced in the late 1800s. Ripens in July. Best pollinators: any other sweet cherry variety.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy, Sweet
Texture Fine, Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Pollination Requirements

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.


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