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Royal Lee® Cherry Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT081

Royal Lee® Cherry Tree (Semi-dwarf) Royal Lee® Cherry Tree (Semi-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.)

Perfect Cherry for Warm Regions

Semi-dwarf on Colt rootstock.

  • Zones: 7-10
  • Chill hours: 200-300
  • Bloom Time: Early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: May 10 - June 1
  • Looks: Medium large, dark red, heart-shaped cherry.
  • Personality: Firm with excellent flavor.
  • Facts of note: Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. One of the earliest sweet cherries. One of the first true low-chill cherries. Very productive tree. Perfect to be paired with Minnie Royal.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by Minnie Royal.

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 Additional shipping charges will apply.

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November 14, 2014 - Peaceful Valley
WHAT’S A CHILL HOUR? You’re happily choosing your bare root fruit trees from our catalog when you suddenly notice extra numbers in the tree descriptions. Number of chill hours, what is that?… read more »

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