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True Root Nursery

Sweet Cherry Seedling

Sweet Cherry Seedling

Species: Prunus avium

History: These seedlings are grown from seeds from sweet cherries sourced in Ontario. 

Why We Grow It: These seedlings will likely stay more true to type than apples which means you'll be enjoying some lovely sweet cherries in a few years' time! Alternatively, if you prefer growing named varieties, these seedlings would also be great wildlife trees or can be planted to attract birds and squirrels away from other fruit trees.

We have the following seedlings available:

  • Niagara Sweet Dark Cherry
    • These seedlings are grown from deep purple sweet cherries from Palatine in the Niagara region.
  • Lapins Sweet Cherry Seedling
    • These are seedlings of Lapins and will likely bear some resemblance to their parent variety. Lapins was released in the 1980s from the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia and was initially quite popular. It is similar to Bing with a pleasant, mild flavour. 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking, preserving, feeding wildlife

Fruit Size:

Storage: Keeps about 1-2 weeks in the fridge

Harvest: July

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

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

Flowering Time:

Bloom Colour: White

Pollination Requirements: Uncertain, may require a pollinator of a different cherry variety or another seedling that blooms around the same time

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Tree often reaches 25-35ft tall

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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