8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'

Code: TR077870L
8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'
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8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'8ft ' Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'

Mature Sweetheart Cherry Tree Half Standard in 35L Pot 'Prunus avium Sweetheart'

The 'Sweetheart' cherry tree produces gorgeous, firm, deep-red cherries with a delicious sweet flavour. It is one of the later picking varieties but is well worth the wait as fewer cherries are available in the shops at this time. Unlike other cherry trees it ripens unevenly to spread the season so you will have tasty cherries appearing for weeks once it fruits. You can see why it is one of the best selling cherries in recent years because of its rich taste and late crop.

This tree is fully mature and you are unlikely to find one this size anywhere else online. As a result, you can be sure that it will make an instant impact in your garden. If you bought a smaller tree you would have to wait years for it to grow and mature whereas with this one there is no waiting at all. One brilliant benefit of this is that you can expect it to produce an excellent crop of cherries from the first summer that you have it.

This particular cherry tree has been trained as a half standard, meaning that it won't grow to its full natural height. Not only does it make this tree perfect for smaller gardens, but it also makes it easier to reach the juicy, red cherries that it produces. Hardy and versatile this tree is happiest placed in a sunny spot on either an exposed or sheltered site in most soils.

Characteristics
  • Comes in a: 35L Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 250-300cm
  • Girth of main stem: 12/14cm
  • Tree is approx 8-10 years old
  • Rootstock: Colt
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Season of Use: August - September
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Self pollinating: no - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
Requirements
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Caring and Maintenance

Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m with 4.5m between rows

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

Pollination

  • Pollination Group: 3

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is not self pollinating so it therefore requires another tree nearby of the same fruit species, but of a different variety, that flowers during the same period. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. To make things slightly easier fruit trees are categorised into different pollination groups. Just remember that the fruit must be of the same species but of a different variety; only an apple tree can pollinate another apple tree. However, if you buy two 'Van' cherry trees they will not pollinate each other.

The pollination groups are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if one tree is planted near another apple tree of the same group, or from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4).

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Optional Extras
  • Fruit Tree Grease Band - 1.75m
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  • Fruit Tree Greasebands - 1.75m
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

 

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