Richter Sweet Cherry

Richter Sweet Cherry

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History: This heirloom sweet cherry originates from Arkona, Ontario where it was developed and grown by Ed Richter. 

Why We Grow It: As an Ontario bred and raised sweet cherry, Richter cherries are well-suited to growing in our local conditions. We were fortunate to acquire this variety just before the removal of some very old Richter trees.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. 

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Requires a pollinator of a different cherry variety that blooms around the same time. Sweet and Sour cherries cannot be relied upon to pollinate each other.       

Ripens: July

Storage: Keeps about 1-2 weeks in the fridge.

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, canning

Size including roots:

  • 1m+ Whip grade: 100cm+
  • Branched grade: 100 cm+ with 3 or more branches, 30 cm or more
  • <1m Whip grade: less than 100 cm