Cherry, Early Richmond Dwarf - Sour Cherry (Prunus avium 'Early Richmond'), 7 gal

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Early Richmond is an early ripening cherry tree of flavorful, juicy-yet tart fruit that is mainly used for cooking and canning. 

Tree Features:

   Bloom Color: White
   Bloom Time: early April
   Mature Height: 18-30 ft
   Mature Spread: 18-30 ft
   Harvest: early June
   Zone: 4-8
   Pollination: Self-fertile, but cross-pollination by a different variety of early 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:  Bright red fruit
   Texture: Plump & juicy
   Taste: Flavorful but tart
   Cooking: Mainly used for cooking and canning

   Origin: An heirloom variety originating from England in the early 1500's

Other notes:

  • Ripening in June allows for earlier picking compared to other varieties
  • While being self-fertile, this is a good pollinator for other cherries

    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 they can develop their strength.
    • Requires full sun in well-drained soil.
    • With annual pruning and good soil and sunlight, your cherries will be here before you know it.

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