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Minnie Royal® Zaiger Cherry Tree (Dwarf) - FT318

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Plant a Bare Root Fruit Tree

Plant a Bare Root Fruit Tree

$24.99
  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
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  • Will begin shipping: December 19, 2014
Trees ship out of our warehouse as soon as we receive them (Dec-Jan). Watch our Heeling In Bare Root Trees video if you won't be ready to plant when the trees arrive.

Dwarf on Zaiger rootstock, New Root 1.

Zones: 7-10

Chill hours: 250

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 New Root 1, which was tested under the name 3CR178, which is a recent Zaiger release. New Root 1 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 New Root 1 can be grown in containers.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, 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.

  • Item Model Number: FT318
  • Shipping Dimensions: 59 x 11 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds

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