Craigs Crimson Cherry
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- Taste test winner
Weight: 15 lbs
Container Size: 5 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 180 inches
Up to 180 inches
Self-pollinating, fragrant flowers, dark colored fruit
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionFeed with fertilizer in beginning stages of plant growth. Apply mulch to soil to keep plant cool and protect roots.
Effort of Care
Sandy, loam, well drained
This plant requires full sun for optimal fruit production, though can tolerate partial shade.
Water to maintain even moisture throughout. Do not allow soil to dry out. Overwatering can hinder quality of fruit.
Disease and Pests
aphids, spider mites, powdery mildew, root rot, beetles
USDA Hardiness Zone