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Starking® Hardy Giant™ Antique Sweet Cherry

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Bare-root. Trees ship 3-4' tall with 3/8" trunk. SUPREME trees ship 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk. Professionally pruned for FREE!

Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!

Enjoy large, abundant clusters of sweet cherries. This time-tested heirloom variety produces partially freestone cherries with mahogany skin and dark red flesh. Suitable for canning, perfect for fresh eating. Clouds of cherry blossoms will beautify your landscape in spring. Disease-resistant and heat-tolerant. Originates from Cedarburg, Wisconsin in 1926, introduced by Stark Bro’s in 1949. Ripens in mid June. Best pollinators: Stella or Royalton™.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Red
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 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
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

Shipped Size

Trees ship 3-4' tall with 3/8" trunk. SUPREME trees ship 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk. Professionally pruned for FREE!

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.

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.

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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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.

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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