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Minnie Royal® Cherry Tree
(Semi-dwarf)

Item Number: FT082

$21.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

$21.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Colt rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-10
  • Chill hours: 200-300
  • Bloom Time: Early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: May 10 - May 20
  • Looks: Bright red.
  • Personality: Good flavor and firm, crisp flesh.
  • Facts of note: Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. Early season cherry that holds firmness and flavor on the tree for at least ten days past maturity. One of the first true low-chill cherries. Perfect to be paired with Royal Lee.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by Royal Lee.

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 85% of standard (about 28'-32'). By pruning, you can keep your tree to any size.

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

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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Patented Variety
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 6 - 10
Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 6 - 10

Suggested Pollenizers

Videos & Articles

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for As Low As $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies to those shipping West of the Rocky Mountains. $30 Flat Rate available to those shipping East of the Rocky Mountains. Actual shipping cost will be calculated based on your zip code. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied. Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st, or June 15th for persimmon trees) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

Reviews

Tree is doing well

I put this tree in the ground in February and 3 months later, it's grown about a foot. It looks like a nice healthy little tree and I'm pleased with my purchase.

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