Utah Giant Cherry Tree

One of the largest and most flavorful of all modern cherry varieties . A favorite of the Utah commercial growers. Much more complete flavor than a Bing and typically ripens later. One could plant both and enjoy the best sweet cherries for over a month. Plant with a Bing and Rainier to extend the harvest even more. Sets a heavy crop of large extremely flavorful fruit. Because of its firmness it is considered a #1 selection for those who love to can or cook with cherries.
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Item #572.
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USDA ZONES: 4-9 Outdoors
 
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Utah Giant Cherry Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Prunus avium 'Utah Giant'

One of the largest and most flavorful of all modern cherry varieties . A favorite of the Utah commercial growers. Much more complete flavor than a Bing and typically ripens later. One could plant both and enjoy the best sweet cherries for over a month. Plant with a Bing and Rainier to extend the harvest even more. Sets a heavy crop of large extremely flavorful fruit. Because of its firmness it is considered a #1 selection for those who love to can or cook with cherries.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Dark red
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:

30' height with 20' spread

Can be maintained to below 10 feet with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 - 600
Size & Spacing

30' height with 20' spread

Can be maintained to below 10 feet with summer pruning

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
>Cherries grow best in full sun in a location with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Select a location with a morning sun exposure to help with disease control. Cherries need perfect drainage, if poor drainage is suspected choose another location or plant in mound 18 to 24 inches high and 3 to 4 feet wide. Maintain the mound to control washing out until tree’s roots are established. A raised bed of 2 x 12’s 3-foot square is also a good way to deal with poor drainage. Plant directly into the raised bed, no need to dig a hole. Use native soil for either mounds or raised beds. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist but not wet. Mulching is important to keeping cherry roots cool in the hot summer, cutting down on surface moisture evaporation and lessening the overall water needs. Paint the trunk with interior white latex paint dilute with 50% water in hot dry interior climates to avoid sunburn to the trunk. Control the size of all cherry trees to below 10 feet tall with summer pruning. Making it easier to provide for care and harvesting. When harvesting cherries, pick them with the stems attached, and avoid tearing off the fruit spur that will produce fruit year after year. An added bonus with cherry trees is the beautiful blossoms each spring.

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