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Hedelfingen Sweet Cherry

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Enjoyable and elegant. Tree is precocious and very productive. Glossy red fruit is so attractive it’s the go-to cherry for photographers. Looks good and tastes great in salads or dessert dishes. Top-quality fruit for fresh-eating, freezing, and canning. Introduced from England in 1907. Ripens in mid June. Pollinator required: Choose another sweet cherry variety, like Starkrimson® or WhiteGold®.


Bloom Color 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
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich Flavor, Sweet
Texture Medium 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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My fav MI orchard has this variety and they are the best. Really yummy large dark cherries that are firm and juicy. I was so pleased to see this variety in your catalog I had to try some for my own
MARY S on Apr 9, 2017
My fav MI orchard has this variety and they are the best. Really yummy large dark cherries that are firm and juicy. I was so pleased to see this variety in your catalog I had to try some for my own
MARY S on Apr 9, 2017
Would the Starking Hardy Giant Antique Sweet Cherry be a good pollinator for the Hedelfingen? I'm in zone 5b, so both are zoned correctly
Chez2u on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, Starking Hardy Giant Antique Sweet Cherry blooms far too early for it to pollinate the late-season Hedelfingen cherry. Please contact Customer Support at 800.325.4180. We would be happy to discuss pollination options and help you find the right tree if one of our recommended polliinators doesn't work for you.
will a morello pollinate my Hedelfingen cherry tree?
kazza on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will.
what cherry trees pollinates with antique sweet cherry tree? I wanted to buy a hedelfingen sweet cherry tree. I live in zone 8a
Margaret on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Stella, Black Tartarian or Emperor Francis would all be good pollinators.
How many chill hours required for production?
Michael S on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hedelfingen requires at least 800 chill hours.
I live at 8100' what is the best pollinating tree if I want 2 Hedelfingen Sweet Cherry trees?
Andrea R on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you scroll up toward the middle of the page, you'll see three sweet cherry trees that we recommend for pollinating Hedelfingen. If you plant one of these within 50' of your trees, it should pollinate both of them. Your biggest issues with the altitude are going to be late frosts and sunscald.
Can this tree be pollinated by North Star Pie Cherry?
Mainer on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: North Star is a sour cherry, and unfortunately, sour cherries cannot pollinate sweet cherries.

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