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Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

A Low Chill Cherry Tree

Semi-dwarf on Maxma rootstock.

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 200-300
  • Bloom Time: Very early to early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: mid May
  • Looks: Large firm, juicy, nearly black fruit.
  • Personality: Bright crimson with superb flavor
  • Facts of note: New, long awaited, low-chill self-fruitful sweet cherry, expected to be a home run for Zaiger Genetics. This important new variety has the added benefit of blooming with Minnie Royal and Royal Lee. Excellent pollinator for Minnie Royal and Royal Lee cherries.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful

Royal Crimson Cherry Tree: A Majestic Addition to Your Orchard

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree, scientifically known as Prunus avium 'Royal Crimson,' is a delightful addition to any orchard or garden. This cultivar boasts not only visually striking characteristics but also a delectable taste that makes it a favorite among cherry enthusiasts.

Aesthetic Beauty of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is renowned for its stunning visual appeal. It is a deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 12 to 15 feet, making it suitable for both large and small spaces. Its upright, compact growth habit and lush, dark green foliage provide an elegant backdrop to the vibrant fruits it produces.

One of the most captivating features of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is its blossoms. In spring, this tree bursts into a profusion of fragrant, deep crimson flowers. These flowers add a touch of elegance to your landscape and also attract beneficial pollinators, such as bees, which play a crucial role in the fruiting process.

As the season progresses, the deep green leaves provide a beautiful contrast to the bright red cherries that will soon adorn the branches. The fruit clusters hang gracefully, promising a bountiful harvest to come.

The Delectable Taste of Royal Crimson Cherries

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree produces cherries that are renowned for their sweet and succulent flavor. These cherries are medium to large in size and have a glossy, dark red to nearly black skin when fully ripe. Their rich hue is not only visually appealing but also indicative of their exceptional taste.

When you bite into a Royal Crimson cherry, you will experience a burst of sweet juiciness with a slight tartness that adds depth to the flavor profile. The flesh is firm yet tender, making it an ideal choice for fresh eating, baking, canning, or making preserves. These cherries are perfect for a variety of culinary creations, from cherry pies to cherry jams, and their superior taste ensures they are always a crowd-pleaser.

Pollinator Pairings for Royal Crimson Cherry Trees

While Royal Crimson Cherry Trees are self-fertile to some extent, they benefit significantly from cross-pollination. Pairing them with compatible pollinator trees can enhance fruit production and quality. Some suitable pollinators for Royal Crimson Cherry Trees include other sweet cherry varieties like Bing, Rainier, or Stella. It's essential to ensure that the flowering times of the chosen pollinators align with that of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree for successful cross-pollination.

Unique Characteristics of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

Royal Crimson Cherry Trees have several unique characteristics that distinguish them from other cherry tree varieties. These include:

  1. Resistance to Cracking: Royal Crimson cherries have a remarkable resistance to cracking, which can be a common issue in cherry production. This trait ensures that the cherries remain intact and retain their quality, even during periods of rain or high humidity.

  2. Disease Resistance: This cherry tree cultivar exhibits a good level of resistance to common cherry tree diseases, such as brown rot and cherry leaf spot. This resistance contributes to the tree's overall health and longevity.

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is a remarkable addition to any orchard or garden. Its captivating appearance, delectable cherries, pollinator-friendly nature, and unique characteristics set it apart as a choice cherry tree cultivar. Whether you're a home gardener or a commercial orchardist, the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is sure to be a prized addition to your fruit-bearing collection, offering both visual beauty and sweet rewards.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

Winter seasonal item. Pre-orders available this Summer/Fall.
$59.99

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Maxma rootstock.

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 200-300
  • Bloom Time: Very early to early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: mid May
  • Looks: Large firm, juicy, nearly black fruit.
  • Personality: Bright crimson with superb flavor
  • Facts of note: New, long awaited, low-chill self-fruitful sweet cherry, expected to be a home run for Zaiger Genetics. This important new variety has the added benefit of blooming with Minnie Royal and Royal Lee. Excellent pollinator for Minnie Royal and Royal Lee cherries.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful

Royal Crimson Cherry Tree: A Majestic Addition to Your Orchard

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree, scientifically known as Prunus avium 'Royal Crimson,' is a delightful addition to any orchard or garden. This cultivar boasts not only visually striking characteristics but also a delectable taste that makes it a favorite among cherry enthusiasts.

Aesthetic Beauty of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is renowned for its stunning visual appeal. It is a deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 12 to 15 feet, making it suitable for both large and small spaces. Its upright, compact growth habit and lush, dark green foliage provide an elegant backdrop to the vibrant fruits it produces.

One of the most captivating features of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is its blossoms. In spring, this tree bursts into a profusion of fragrant, deep crimson flowers. These flowers add a touch of elegance to your landscape and also attract beneficial pollinators, such as bees, which play a crucial role in the fruiting process.

As the season progresses, the deep green leaves provide a beautiful contrast to the bright red cherries that will soon adorn the branches. The fruit clusters hang gracefully, promising a bountiful harvest to come.

The Delectable Taste of Royal Crimson Cherries

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree produces cherries that are renowned for their sweet and succulent flavor. These cherries are medium to large in size and have a glossy, dark red to nearly black skin when fully ripe. Their rich hue is not only visually appealing but also indicative of their exceptional taste.

When you bite into a Royal Crimson cherry, you will experience a burst of sweet juiciness with a slight tartness that adds depth to the flavor profile. The flesh is firm yet tender, making it an ideal choice for fresh eating, baking, canning, or making preserves. These cherries are perfect for a variety of culinary creations, from cherry pies to cherry jams, and their superior taste ensures they are always a crowd-pleaser.

Pollinator Pairings for Royal Crimson Cherry Trees

While Royal Crimson Cherry Trees are self-fertile to some extent, they benefit significantly from cross-pollination. Pairing them with compatible pollinator trees can enhance fruit production and quality. Some suitable pollinators for Royal Crimson Cherry Trees include other sweet cherry varieties like Bing, Rainier, or Stella. It's essential to ensure that the flowering times of the chosen pollinators align with that of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree for successful cross-pollination.

Unique Characteristics of the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

Royal Crimson Cherry Trees have several unique characteristics that distinguish them from other cherry tree varieties. These include:

  1. Resistance to Cracking: Royal Crimson cherries have a remarkable resistance to cracking, which can be a common issue in cherry production. This trait ensures that the cherries remain intact and retain their quality, even during periods of rain or high humidity.

  2. Disease Resistance: This cherry tree cultivar exhibits a good level of resistance to common cherry tree diseases, such as brown rot and cherry leaf spot. This resistance contributes to the tree's overall health and longevity.

The Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is a remarkable addition to any orchard or garden. Its captivating appearance, delectable cherries, pollinator-friendly nature, and unique characteristics set it apart as a choice cherry tree cultivar. Whether you're a home gardener or a commercial orchardist, the Royal Crimson Cherry Tree is sure to be a prized addition to your fruit-bearing collection, offering both visual beauty and sweet rewards.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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 grown on Mazzard rootstock reach 30-40 feet tall (unpruned) in deep soils. Sensitive to wet, tight soils. Susceptible to birds, brown rot, and bacterial canker. The trees are 1-2 years old and you can expect to harvest 4th or 5th year. On Mazzard rootstock which performs well in heavy soils, and is apparently resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus. Relatively tolerant of wet soils (but good drainage still required). Trees begin bearing at young age.

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

Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

    Characteristics

    USDA Growing Zone: 8 - 10
    Chill Hours Needed : 200-300 hours
    Planting Time : Winter
    Time to Fruit Production : 3-5 Years
    Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

    Planting & Care

    Useful Information

    Guarantee

    Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

    * Claim deadline is June 15th

    We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

    If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

    Important Dates:

    • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
    • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
    • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

    All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

    Terms and Conditions

    We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

    We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

    If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

    Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

    Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

    Instructions

    We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

    Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

    Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

    If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

    Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

    If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

    Required Documentation

    1. Order number
    2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
    3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
      1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
      2. The scratch test areas
      3. The entire tree/plant

    We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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