Craig's Crimson® Cherry Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT086

Craig's Crimson® Cherry Tree (Semi-dwarf)
  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • $25 Flat Rate Shipping: Ship up to 10 trees per box for only $25/box! Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity. Only valid shipping to the lower 48 states.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
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  • Available to ship as soon as: December 18, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

A naturally growing semi-dwarf to about 26', it's even smaller on the Colt dwarfing rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 500-600
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: May 10 - June 15
  • Looks: Gorgeous, florist quality blossoms in spring, then dark red to nearly black, medium to large sized fruit.
  • Personality: Wonderful spicy flavor, very firm texture.
  • Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Favorite in colder regions. A productive regular bearer. Developed by Zaiger.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Cherries are a practical fruit for home orchards where climate and soil conditions are suitable. Once established, they require little maintenance and are reliable producers. They are best adapted to areas where summers are moderately cool. The trees dislike high humidity. They are usually the last fruit to bloom and first to ripen. Most varieties require a pollenizer. Sweet cherries can reach 25-30 feet tall in deep soils. Sensitive to wet, tight soils. Susceptible to birds, brown rot, and bacterial canker. The trees are 2 years old and you can expect to harvest 4th or 5th year. On Colt rootstock which performs well in heavy soils, and is apparently resistant to bacterial canker. Relatively tolerant of wet soils (but good drainage still required). Trees begin bearing at young age. Unpruned, trees on Colt reach 70% - 80% of standard (about 28-32'). However, you can keep your tree to any size by pruning.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

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