Assorted Dwarf Cherry Unit No.1
Early to mid season maturity. Dark red 5 gram fruit, with excellent flavour. Good for fresh eating and processing. Romance Series. Beautiful, bright red cherries, ideal for home made cherry pie. These exciting new bush cherries, developed by the University of Saskatchewan after 50 years of breeding work, are perfect for the home gardener. They are very hardy ( zone 3), disease resistant and their bush shape is very suitable for the garden. They are heavy yielding, producing up to 10 to 15 kg per plant. With proper care they should begin to bear fruit in 3 years, with full maturity (7 to 8 feet) in 5 to 6 years. These tart cherries, ideal for cooking, but are also sweet enough for fresh eating.
Thorough watering the first 2-3 years will help establish a good root system. Watering should be reduced around August-September. This will allow the plant to produce winter buds, increase hardiness, and increase dormancy development. Mulching is recommended in the early stages as this will help the trees compete with weeds and long grass. All varieties are self-pollinating, however better results are obtained when two varieties are planted. Bees will also help improve fruit set by moving pollen.
When fully mature, they will reach up to 7 to 8 feet in 5 to 6 years. These cherries are heavy yielding, producing up to 10 to 15 kg per plant. With proper care they should begin to bear fruit in 3 years. The fruit holds well for at least three weeks after ripening.