The Early Ruby cherry has large sized fruit with dark red skin. The fruit is rich, purple, very sweet, with excellent flavored flesh. The Early Ruby is one of the earliest varieties to produce, doing better with a pollinizer, and only needing 600 hours of chilling, giving it great adaptability as far as climate. Enjoy the fruit for fresh eating, drying, freezing and sauce. Our fruit trees are shipped potted in soil to ensure a healthier start in your orchard or garden. Trees are about 4 feet tall when shipped. Enjoy!
The trees should be planted in a triangle (or box for 4) 24-30 inches apart and at a slight outward angle. The center limbs are pruned so that crossing limbs are removed. Otherwise, normal care is all that is necessary.
Pick a combination of varieties that are similar in growth habit and foliage texture. Varieties can be selected for mild winter areas, traditional fruit growing areas, mountains or deserts. Why not have fruit all summer long?
Apples….red, green and yellow, or early, mid and late season. Apricots...June, July and August ripening. Cherries...early June ripening, mid June ripening and a sweet pollinator. Plums...red meat, purple meat and yellow meat.... I think you get the picture. Just have fun!