Cherry, Chelan - Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium 'Chelan'), 7 gal

$89.99
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The Chelan variety yields deep, mahogany red, heart shaped cherries and are ready almost 2 weeks earlier that most other trees.

Tree Features:

   Bloom Color: White to pink
   Bloom Time: mid Spring
   Mature Height: 20-30 ft
   Mature Spread: 20-30 ft
   Harvest: late July or early August
   Zone: 5-8
   Pollination: Cross-pollination by a different variety of mid Spring bloom cherry tree within 50 feet will bear more fruit. 

   Placement: Full Sun 

Nursery Stock Specifications:

               Pot Size: 7 gallon

               Age: 3+ years old, fruiting

Fruit Profile:

   Color:  Deep, mahogany red
   Texture: Firm
   Taste: Sweet & mild
   Cooking: Perfect for eating fresh, baking & cooking

   Origin: Washington

Other notes:

  • Ready 2 weeks early!
  • Heart-shaped cherries
  • Resists cracking
  • Prolific producer, so management is needed to reduce fruit load
  • Resistant to several common diseases of cherry

    Care:

    • Feed twice a year with a slow release fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring before growth starts and late fall after the leaves have fallen and the ground isn't yet frozen. (5 minutes of work)
    • Prune in late winter to remove crossing branches and promote good airflow to encourage fruiting. (5-10 minutes of work) our tree. 
    • Stake up and train young trees until it can develop its strength.
    • Requires full sun in well-drained soil.
    • With annual pruning and good soil and sunlight, Chelan cherries will be here before you know it.

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