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Rainier Cherry Tree (Dwarf) - FT306

Rainier Cherry Tree (Dwarf)
Pruning Cherry Trees and Pruning Apricot Trees - Summer

Pruning Cherry Trees and Pruning Apricot Trees - Summer

  • 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.)

Dwarf on Z-Dwarf rootstock, New Root-1.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 700
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: May 20 - June 10
  • Looks: Large, yellow with a red blush. Distinctive yellow flesh.
  • Personality: Considered the sweetest of all cherries.
  • Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Favorite in colder regions. This premium cherry fetches top dollar at market. The cherries are very sensitive to temperature, wind, and rain while ripening. Developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle. It is a cross between the Bing and Van cultivars.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by Van, Black Tartarian, Bing.

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.

Z-Dwarf encourages early bearing and will reach a height of 8 to 12 feet if left unpruned. This dwarfing rootstock is very versatile and more tolerant of clay soils then either Mazzard or Mahaleb. Trees on Z-Dwarf can be grown in containers.

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 Additional shipping charges will apply.

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