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Kansas Sweet Cherry

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Prunus cerasus "Kansas Sweet"

The delicious flavor of this selection is believed to come from a cross between a sweet cherry and a tart cherry. The rich, luscious red fruit is larger, firmer and sweeter than most pie cherries, but it has the undeniable tang and powerful cherry flavor that keeps pie cherries in high demand. With red skin, juice and flesh, its potent color also packs a powerful punch in preserves!

The beautiful, lush, upright tree grows to 10'-12' with thick, dark, oval leaves, making it a wonderful choice as an ornamental focal point in the edible landscape. Also considered low chill at only 300+ hours needed below 45F to reliably bloom and set fruit. On Gisela 5, a dwarfing rootstock, 50% of standard size, that induces heavy early fruit production. Trees can easily be maintained at 10 to 12 feet tall.

USDA Zone: 4-10

Grow Height: 11' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • The name implies that this is a sweet cherry, but the description describes it as a tart cherry. Would it pollinate a sweet cherry?

    Prunus cerasus, the "sour cherry" does not cross pollinate reliably with Prunus avium, the "sweet cherry". You will need another Prunus cerasus to pollinate the Kansas Sweet (which itself is a naturally occuring hybrid).

  • Answer to first question says another sour cherry (P. cerasus) is needed for pollination. But the answer to 2nd question says another sweet cherry is needed. Which is it? Would Stella work?

    Kansas Sweet is a late blooming sour cherry hybrid. You will need something like Montmorency to cross pollinate with it.

  • Can this be pollinated by a Nanking cherry?

    No, you will need another sweet cherry for cross pollination

  • Would this do well on the east coast, like sour cherries, or should I get another of the sweet cherries listed for the east, like black gold

    This is a sweet/sour cherry hybrid, but for all purposes it is a sweet cherry.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kathryn C.
So far, so good!

I was worried about receiving these plants so late in the bare root season, but thrilled they came back on your availability list. The trees are a bit small, but have very good root systems and are growing nicely. For years I was afraid to order trees that came in the mail-probably because gurneys were about the only way to order bare root trees. This was my second shipment of trees from your nursery this spring, and they’re all doing reallly well. I’ll be back early next year for more!

Gregg R.
Kansas Sweet Cherry!

A very healthy tree arrived at the appropriate planting time. Our whole experience with Raintree Nursery was easy and without issues. I would definitely buy plants from them again.

Productive in lower chill areas

Fruited for me in inland San Diego, had more sugar than typical tart cherries. Was not very acidic and was great for fresh eating.