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An easy way to get your summer cherry fix. This tree is exceptionally productive in any size, including the compact sizes for smaller spaces. It produces generous clusters of crack-resistant cherries with firm, meaty texture and sweet taste. Delicious fresh or in pies, crisps and salads. With these heavy crops, you can enjoy cherries in every way you love them. Developed in Summerland, British Columbia, introduced in 1994. Ripens in late June. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
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 Sweet
Texture Firm, Juicy
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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18' Tall X 15 - 18' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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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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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I and my brother have bought your fruit trees as far back 1974. Best trees all have been exceptional.
Harold L H on May 25, 2016
My daughter loves cherries
Linden A on May 15, 2016
I and my brother have bought your fruit trees as far back 1974. Best trees all have been exceptional.
Harold L H on May 25, 2016
I wanted a self-pollinating sweet cherry tree, and there aren't many options for those in my zone. Also, the price was good, and I like that it's supposed to be crack resistant.
STACIE D on May 23, 2016
My daughter loves cherries
Linden A on May 15, 2016
I bought one of these trees from STARK BROS (2008) and it gives us 3-4 lbs
of cherries each spring. So today I bought another one. Thanks, STARK BROS!!
SY D on May 15, 2016
Was looking for a dwarf sweet cherry......not a large selection but this looked tasty. A home orchard can go for good taste
Barbara S on May 1, 2016
we spend close to 50 dollars per year on cherries, if not more. This would be great if it'll bear fruit as well as mentioned.
Sokhom K on Apr 30, 2016
Reviews say it is sweet and reliable
Anthony Y on Apr 28, 2016
My children love cherries, why not grow our own.
Jonathan H on Apr 26, 2016
For my zone, size, self pollinating
Ron H on Apr 22, 2016
Looking for a dwarf fruit tree to attract birds in a very small area.
Carol C on Apr 16, 2016
self pollinating and available in dwarf size
Troy P on Apr 14, 2016
Good pollinator for black Tartaran
Linda K on Apr 10, 2016
I've had this before and just love them.
Jeffrey N on Apr 6, 2016
I love cherries - looked to be a premium variety. Wife was insistent.
MARTIN K on Apr 2, 2016
Lots and lots of sweet Cherrys over a longer period of time
Andrew B on Mar 31, 2016
I have a cherry tree already but purchased another for greater production in the next years to come for possibly making pies and other great desserts.
Carrie H on Mar 24, 2016
Already have a bing, stella, and a black tartarian. I'm using this for cross pollination.
James T on Feb 27, 2016
I want a cherry tree that produces sweet fruit. I purchased a cherry tree from another company that was supposed to produce sweet fruit but the taste screams "TART" - the birds can have that one.
Marcie W on Feb 27, 2016
We already have one and want another.
Lois D on Feb 23, 2016
We have a sour cherry and love it. Although we did not have to get self-pollinating, this seemed like a great all purpose sweet cherry.
JIM H on Feb 21, 2016
smaller tree size, good yeilds and good fruit quality
Rudy M on Feb 17, 2016
I wanted a self-pollinating sweet cherry tree, and there aren't many options for those in my zone. Also, the price was good, and I like that it's supposed to be crack resistant.
STACIE D on May 23, 2016
I bought one of these trees from STARK BROS (2008) and it gives us 3-4 lbs
of cherries each spring. So today I bought another one. Thanks, STARK BROS!!
SY D on May 15, 2016
This tree flowers, fruit sets on, when not quite ripe gets brown blotches and a week or so later entire cherry is covered with mold. What could be the cause?
Linda on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like "Brown Rot" to me. Brown rot is caused by the fungus "Monilinia fructicola" and is the most common and destructive disease of cherry in the USA. The disease is especially severe in wet, humid weather. Brown rot causes blossom blights, twig blights, twig cankers, and fruit rots. Check your local Extension Office, but typically you need to remove all diseases wood, limbs, etc. Fungicides may control the disease afterwards, but you must follow instructions closely and apply at the proper time. Again, check with the Extension Office or website for details.
My dwarf supreme Starkcrimson cherry tree has some flowers on it one year after planting. Does that mean at least some fruit is coming this year?
Mike H on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mike! I have only had my Starkrimson Sweet Cherry tree for 1 year now and I have no blooms on mine. My experience with growing different kinds of fruit trees my background in Horticulture, I can tell you now, that as your tree gets older and more established, the more blooms it will have. As far is if you will have any cherries on your tree this year, it all depends of several different things. Pollination of the flowers, whether or not you experienced freezing temperature during bud stage or flowing, the overall health of the r\tree and even periods of drought will have an effect on a successful fruit set on your tree. I hope this answers your question. ---Steve S.
I have 5 cherries on my tree, this is the first year. Any suggestions on how to keep the birds from eating them?
LISA P on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can use anti bird nets which can cover the trees totally. You can also tiie
pie plates or old cds on the tree which will reflect and can scare the birds. Or you can take old mylar potato chip bags and cut them into long strips and tie on the tree. Finally there are flying hawk kites that you can put into the area and there are recordings of actual hawk noises that tend to scare birds.amd squirells. However you probably will have to resign yourself to their getting some of them. You cant several trees so they will get some of the fruit but not all of it.
I currently have a nectarine and plum tree in my yard. The plum has been there for five yeas and have never harvested any fruit. It always seems to get infested with aphids. They don't seem to like the nectarine tree. Do you think I would have a problem with the starkrimson sweet cherry and aphids? Thank you.
Barbara on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: So far, I am having great success with the sweet cherry tree. I purchased a peach and MacFree Semi-dwarf Supreme apple tree at the same time. The cherry is in full sun and is doing great so far. I don't expect to harvest any cherries for a few years.The apple is unfortunately dead while the peach is growing slowly. I waited many years for apples from other trees I purchased and had a bumper crop last year. There are no aphids on the cherry tree so far.
Do the cherries have pits/seeds?
Melinda on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes all cherries that I'm aware of have a single pit, just like what you buy at the store.

Customer Reviews

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Fast growing cherry tree
I would recommend this cherry tree to others. I have sweet cherries and sour cherries in my orchard. Last year both my York cherry trees and Bing cherry trees maybe grew a few inches. My Starkrimson sweet cherry grew almost a foot in what I consider a poor type clay soil. I do plan to buy another Starkrimson tree this spring to replace another cherry that's not meeting expectations. I was pleased with the size of the tree when I got it as well.
March 4, 2016
1 year ago
Cherry tree's first year.
So far I am very happy with your product. I received the dwarf Cherry and Apricot last fall (bare-root). They started shooting out leaves the first part of March 2016. I'm looking forward to when they bear fruit. Thank you for your guarantee. Two years ago I received the same type of trees but they died. Most
probably my fault. But you said they were guaranteed for a year and sure enough, they were replaced. Again, thank you. Darden
March 16, 2016
1 year ago
I love my little cherry tree!
I bought a dwarf sweet cherry tree last March. I don't have a green thumb! I planted my cherry tree as directed. Now my dwarf sweet cherry tree is now in it's second year. She is thriving and has many branches and lots of leaves! I am so glad that I haven't killed it or anything. I water about once a week here in New Mexico, because I have sandy soil and it hardly ever rains. I fertalize twice a year with cherry tree fertalizer. I love my dwarf cherry tree! I am looking forward to having some cherries by the spring of 2018! Yummy!
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
starkrimsom sweet cherry
This is the second summer for the Strakrimson Sweet Cherry I purchased from Stark Brothers. From the moment I opened the box the tree came in I knew it was yet another example of the excellent plant stock I have come to expect from Stark Bros. The trunk was substantial, sturdy, straight and injury free. The root ball was thick and obviously capable of feeding the tree and providing a strong underground footing. The first summer saw the tree send out numerous small well leafed healthy branches. Although there were no blooms this spring, the tree continues to develop from the strong start of last year. I am expecting only good things to follow the early development of this tree. Although I must include in my assessment, my grandkids will be the final judge of the quality of this tree when they pop the first cherries into their mouths. I'm anticipating lots of smiles.
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
Cherry tree
Just put this tree in and it looks really good. Have three other cherries from Stark Bros, all are very nice, the Montmorency gave fruit the second year in!
May 11, 2016
2 months ago
starkrimsonSweet Cherry
Planted in spring of 2015 in an 18" pot and moved into an unheated shop after the first frost. It's now loaded with small cherries in the spring of 2016. This is the dwarf tree and i would recommend it to anyone who can move it inside to protect it from the severe winters like we have here in Wyoming
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
Second season - looking good!
Very hardy plant. Prolific leafing and some buds at the beginning of second season in Ithaca, NY.
May 12, 2016
1 year ago
Looking great!
It's been a full year and the tree looks great. Still no flowers so I won't get cherries this year, but I've gotten a lot of growth so hopefully I'll get some fruit next year!
May 20, 2016
1 year ago
Starkrimson Sweet Cherry
So far the tree is growing , looks healthy , will asess the outcome as the tree continues to become a productive , mature producing fruit.lwill not know untill l receive the resurlt 5 years from now. I am doing every thing that your suggesting in planting and pruning the fruit . Will see the future with care
May 22, 2016
1 year ago
Great growth
This cherry tree has grown leaps and bounds. I have yet to harvest any fruit or see any blooms but it's only on its second year. I had an issue with leaf spot the first year but Stark pointed me in the right direction to take care of the issue and I've been disease so far this year.
May 11, 2016
1 year ago
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