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Royal Ann Cherry Tree

Prunus avium 'Royal Ann'

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Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

14-16 ft.

Mature Width:

10-14 ft.




20-25 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

1-3 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Prunus avium 'Royal Ann'

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Gourmet Sweet Cherries 

Known by several noble monikers over the centuries -- Queen Anne, Napoleon Bigarreau, Wellington… and the Royal Ann today, this cherry variety has long been a pedigreed favorite in orchards around the globe.

Cultivated from the sweetest of wild cherries, it is full-flavored and plump. It has a light-colored, yellow skin, painted with brilliant, red blush highlights. Take a bite, and you’ll find the texture refreshing and crisp – a thin outer layer with a juicy, cream-colored interior.

Royal Ann “Rules” the Kitchen
Resembling the Rainier in appearance and taste, the Royal Ann cherry is often mistaken for this more commonly marketed variety. It has a firm, meaty flesh favored for commercial and home canning. It’s also the variety of choice for maraschino cherries – the colorful adornment to summer drinks and craft cocktails.

The Royal Ann is considered a premier, all-around cherry, boasting a variety of kitchen uses. It’s packed with natural sugars, making it a tasty treat straight from the tree or dried and saved for later. It’s commonly used in pies, grilling sauces, fruit-flavored soups, jams and preserves.

The tree blooms in early April with cherries ready to pick mid-summer. Since it’s difficult to gauge ripeness by color, a shiny, plump appearance that’s tender, yet firm to the touch is a good indicator. If your plans include eating your harvest fresh, gather cherries with the stems intact, and keep refrigerated. Don’t wash until you’re ready to use them.

Showy Spring “Plumage”
As its dense “plumage” of dark green leaves fill in, the Royal Ann puts on quite a show, adorning its canopy with white clusters of sweetly, scented blossoms. Like most cherries, the Royal Ann requires a pollinator with similar timing. There are several compatible “mates” for this fruitful tree including the Black Tartarian, Stella, Rainier and Montmorency.

Grows with Vigor
Grafted to the Colt rootstock, the Royal Ann is a semi-dwarf cherry tree. It was cultivated for productivity, so you’ll find it thrives in most soil types, repels serious pests and tolerates colder temperatures, even down to minus 10 degrees!

It takes about 700 annual chilling hours for the Royal Ann to bloom each season. A daily dose of full sun ensures cherries reach maximum size and sweetness. Planted in suitable conditions, expect to see fruit within 1 to 3 years. Once it’s fully established – about 8 years – it remains a manageable 14 to 16 feet while producing up to 50 pounds of cherries in a year. That’s a lot of pies!

Although pests aren’t generally an issue for the Royal Ann, birds can quickly dash your well-laid meal plans. It’s good practice to harvest cherries as they ripen. A small investment in netting will also go a long way in keeping unwanted “diners” at bay.

Treat yourself to gourmet, sweet cherries without ever paying retail again! The Royal Ann “reigns supreme” in sweetness, texture and taste. Call today. Our specialists are standing by to assist in getting you started.

Royal Ann Cherry Tree Pollination

Royal Ann Cherry Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Royal Ann Cherry Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Royal Ann Cherry Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Royal Ann Cherry Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Royal Ann Cherry Tree again after the transplant is complete.

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