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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Sweet Fruiting Cherry Tree Seeds (20)
Sweet cherry trees are one of the most beloved trees for their delicious fruit suitable for eating right off the branch and making into preserves, pies, dessert toppings, candies, and more. Sweet cherry trees are cultivated around the world for their delicious fruit that can be eaten fresh. Unlike sour cherry trees, most types of sweet cherry trees must be cross-pollinated with another cultivar to produce fruit and flowers.
Location & Hardiness Zones
While sweet cherry trees originate from Europe and Western Asia, they are grown today in Europe and England, and the United States and southern Canada. Sweet cherry trees are also grown in the southern hemisphere. These trees do best in Hardiness Zones 5-8, in cooler, temperate climates.
Sweet cherry trees grow to be 25 feet tall or more, while dwarf trees remain under 15 feet tall. Their maximum spread is about equal to their mature height.
Sweet cherry trees grow fairly slowly, at about two-thirds of a foot per year under correct conditions. After planting, it will typically take 4 to 7 years before fruit can be harvested. Be sure to plant sweet cherry trees with plenty of space between them, but close enough to ensure cross-pollination—about 35 to 40 feet apart.
Sun and Soil Preference
Sweet cherry trees flourish in full sun conditions, with direct sunlight 4 to 8 hours a day. They do best in well-drained, fertile soil that remains moist without being too wet or too dry. Correct sunlight and moisture exposure will help to avoid disease and pest infestation.
Uses of the Sweet Fruiting Cherry Tree
Just as famous as their delicious fruit, cherry trees are beloved for their beautiful pale pink blossoms that appear in spring. By midsummer, sweet, rich, plum-like fruit will be ready for harvest. Healthy, mature sweet cherry trees can produce 30-50 quarts or more of fruit every year.
The fruit of the sweet cherry tree is one of the most widely loved fresh fruits. Its delicious, rich flavor and its versatility for a variety of foods have made it very popular, not just for commercial cultivation, but for home orchards. Make maraschino cherries, jellies and jams, cobblers, pies, candies, and more, or eat them right off the tree.
The lumber of the cherry tree is also useful. Its high-quality hardwood is used in making instruments and is also used for smoking meat because of the distinct, pleasant flavor it lends.
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