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Pacific Red® cherry trees

Prunus avium
Pacific Red is a modern large-fruited red sweet cherry with a firm flesh.

Pacific Red cherry trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR1Spindlebush bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £41.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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Pacific Red an early-season red cherry. The cherries are sweet and quite large, and should be ripe in late June / early July in southern England.

This is a commercial cherry variety that might be of interest to home orchard cherry enthusiasts. The trees are supplied in the commercial "knip" or "spindlebush" format.

How to grow

Early Red is susceptible to fruit splitting. This is caused by rain in June as the fruits are ripening. It is a serious problem for commercial growers, but perhaps not for the home orchard. It can be prevented by covering the tree to keep the rain off.

Pacific Red is self-fertile, and a good pollinator of other American cherry varieties such as Early Red and Nimba.

Most fruit trees grown in the UK need a long period of winter dormancy with cold temperatures from December to March, but Pacific Red has a "low chill" requirement - this means it will be productive even in a fairly mild winter.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Pacific Red characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Universal pollinatorNo
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Fruit splittingSome susceptibility

Identification

  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin2000
  • Fruit colourRedRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeLarge

Similar varieties

  • Early Red Maraly
    Early Red is a good pollinator for Pacific Red.
  • Nimba
    Nimba is a modern large-fruited red sweet cherry, ripening right at the start of the cherry season.