Juliet Dwarf Cherry
The Sweetest Sour Cherry Juliet Cherry Bush
So many gardeners want the luxury of having their own cherry trees but aren't sure which variety to choose, and many don't have the space for a full-size cherry tree. If you find you are in this situation, the Juliet Cherry Bush (Prunus 'Juliet') should be a contender, if not your first choice.
You'll fill bushel after bushel of your very fresh, very sweet cherries, and this lovely bush only needs a modest amount of space.
This small, yet prolific cherry bush will produce pounds of cherries, yielding up to 25 pounds in its fifth year! This petite shrub stays small but will give you big numbers when it comes to fruit. If you have room for a shrub, you have room for a Juliet Cherry Tree.
You won't want to miss out on the sweetest cherries you'll ever taste! These lovely berries bring home the gold when compared to other varieties. In fact, they often score as the sweetest cherries with a 20-brix of sugar level!
But these are actually Sour or Tart, Pie cherries. Known as the sweetest Sour Cherry, they aren't cloyingly sweet. Instead, they have a complex flavor that is richly contained in an average-sized berry. These rich beauties have an medium-sized pit.
These cherries are more than just tasty, they are also quite pretty. They're a deep red, almost purple. And the bush grows in an evenly rounded shape. And when spring arrives, the Juliet Cherry Tree promises to explode with elegant white blossoms that seem to glow against its glossy green leaves.
Prepare to impress the neighbors when you plant your Juliet Cherry Tree. How you choose to do so, though it up to you. You can use the Juliet Cherry Tree as landscaping shrub, a border bush, along the fenceline, or in your flowerbed. Really, this lovely plant will add value and beauty to any area you would plant a shrub. If you want an impactful ornamental, it can do that, too.
You'll want to plant your Juliet Cherry Tree where is can enjoy plenty of sunshine. It also prefers moist, well-drained soil. Lucky for you, this lovely cherry bush is self-pollinating.
Prepare your pie pan and appetite because these tasty cherries are destined for baking, ice creams, eating fresh, or used as preserves. Their deep red makes them excellent for adding a burst of excitement to your baking projects or a fruit bowl. If you don't know how to use all twenty-five pounds of cherries when its fifth year comes around, you can freeze your extras. These cherries hold up beautifully when frozen.
If you've always wanted a cherry tree, the Juliet Cherry Tree is a wonderful option. Your neighbors will marvel at its gorgeous blossoms and the magnitude of its yield year after year.
- Versatile and Attractive for Landscaping
- Superbly Sweet Cherries
- Elegant and Plentiful White Spring Blooms
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- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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Sour Sweet Juliet Dwarf Cherry
Dr. Les Kerr of the University of Saskatchewan started a breeding program for a hybrid Sour Cherry in the 1940's. Working with the cold hardiness of Prunus fruiticosa and the good fruit quality of the Prunus cerasus.
These varieties were cold hardy and would perform well in the harsh Canadian climate. However, they lacked the higher sugar that the popular Sweet Cherry had. Dr. Kerr wanted to produce cold hardy fruit with a higher sugar content.
After 50 years of breeding the University of Saskatchewan released the Romance Series, including a pair of Sour-Sweet cherries, Romeo and Juliet. These are Sour Cherries with a high brix or sugar content.
Juliet is said to be the sweetest of the two with a brix rating of 16 to 18. This sugar is paired with sharp tartness, which make the Juliet a fresh eating Cherry. Juliet is also well-known as great pie Cherry and requires less sugar.
Juliet grows a bit faster and taller than the Romeo, but stays small enough for home gardeners to easily harvest the fruit.
|Botanical Name||Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Juliet'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Even moisture, water when needed|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Dark shiny green|