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Potted plants ordered today will ship by end of next week. Bareroot items are for Pickup Only.
Orders placed today ship on last truck of the season, scheduled the week of 5/23. Bareroot items are for Pickup Only.

Almaden Duke Cherry

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Prunus avium 'Almaden Duke'

A modern sweet/tart cherry in the heritage Duke style, it was provided to Raintree by Andy Mariani and discovered in the Almaden Valley near San Jose CA. Believed to be a sweeter sport of Mazzard with a delightful complex flavor. Later to ripen and worth the wait!

Low chill and partially self fertile. The tree can be maintained at 12' tall on dwarfing Gisela 5 rootstock, which produces a tree 50% of standard size and induces heavy early fruit production. Gisela 5 is more forgiving of shallow soils and a better choice than the even more dwarfing Gisela 3 for people with enough room for this somewhat larger tree. Can benefit from some afternoon shade in hotter summer zones.

USDA Zone: 4-10

Grow Height: 12' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Partially Self Fertile

Rootstock: Gisela 5

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

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