A relatively new variety, the Sweetheart cherry has been making a big splash in the fruit world for its renowned aromatic fruit that’s bursting with a candied-cherry flavor. The Sweetheart cherry flavor is among the best modern cultivars and is the largest reason why they’ve risen to be considered a premium variety so quickly. The Sweetheart tree is a rapid and precocious grower, meaning that it tends to bear fruit sooner than other cherry trees. This heavy-yielding cherry tree is also self-pollinating, making it an excellent choice for home orchards!
What’s great about the Sweetheart tree?
Its exceptional flavor has catapulted Sweetheart to the status of a premium cherry!
- Sweetheart is a fast grower, so expect fruit quickly!
- Sweetheart is self-pollinating.
- Bright red and heart-shaped fruit is the signature of the Sweetheart tree.
- Heavy-yielding and self-pollinating, making Sweetheart ideal for home orchards.
|Cold Hardiness Zones
||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
||-25° F, (-32° C)
|Prunus avium 'Sweetheart'
|Mature Height (ft.)
||10' - 15'
||Mature Width (ft.)
||8' - 12'
||Recommended Spacing (ft.)
||8' - 20'
|Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 7 - 11
||Fall through Spring
||Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 2 - 6
|Optimal Soil Condition
||Acidic - Neutral
||Deep Crimson Red
||Rich, complex, sweet and juicy