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Cherry trees
Sweetheart

Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.
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Cherry trees
Sweetheart
Picking seasonLate
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
Flavour qualityVery good
Food usesEating fresh
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Growing


Cherry trees
Sweetheart
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersGood
VigourVigorous
PrecocityPrecocious
Bearing regularityRegular
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Problems


Cherry trees
Sweetheart
Fruit splittingSome resistance
Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
Brown rotSome susceptibility
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Climate


Cherry trees
Sweetheart
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Cherry trees
Sweetheart
Country of originCanada
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourRed
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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