Early Richmond Cherry Tree
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Easy-to-Grow Sour Cherry

  • High Yields of Delicious Fruit
  • Early Season
  • Historical Interest
  • Spring Blooms
  • Hardy and Widely Adaptable

Grown in England since the early 1500s, the Early Richmond Cherry came over with the settlers to colonial America, and it's been delicious history ever since. The Early Richmond Cherry Tree (Prunus cerasus 'Early Richmond') is prized by growers for its high yields and its beautiful ornamental qualities.

The Early Richmond puts on a show each spring, with its profuse bloom of abundant white flowers. Glossy, dark green foliage fills the tree out for the summer, providing a contrasting backdrop for when it begins to hang heavy with red cherries, warmed by the sun and ready for eating.

Known to ripen up to a week earlier than other cherry trees, the Early Richmond offers a bounty of sour cherries in the late spring. While you may be tempted to eat them straight from the tree by the handful, the Early Richmond is also ideal for cooking, canning and presesrving.

The tart flavor is just the thing for classic cherry pie, or use it in cobblers and dessert sauces. Nothing's better than homemade jams and preserves from your very own cherry tree. And don't worry about wasting any berries left hanging on the Early Richmond; songbirds love them, and they'll gobble up any that you don't claim. Net your tree to keep them at bay until you've gotten your fill.

This hardy fruit tree is an ideal addition to properties in Zones 4-9, where it adapts well to soil conditions ranging from moist to well-drained. A semi-dwarf variety, the Early Richmond takes up less space in your yard or orchard than its average-height cherry cousins, making it a good choice if you have limited space available for planting.

A bit of summer pruning keeps this variety at the height you like most. It's self-fertile, so you don't have to worry about pollinators, just plant it and watch it grow. Expect it to begin producing within three to five years after planting. Order today and get started!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Early Richmond Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus cerasus 'Early Richmond'
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 18 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years