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Craig's Crimson Cherry

Original price $49.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$49.99 - $59.99
Current price $49.99

Prunus avium 'Craig's Crimson'

Craig has good taste! This cultivar is a self fruitful natural semi dwarf. The fruit is dark red to nearly black, firm, medium-to-large in size with a wonderful spicy flavor.

It is grown on the new Newroot 1 Zaiger dwarf cherry rootstock and can be easily maintained at 6-8' in height. 500-600 chill hours. 

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height: 8' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Mid Summer

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Rootstock: Newroot 1

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size Options: Dwarf (3'-4')


Ask a Question
  • Is it too late to have one shipped this year to put in the ground? I live in north Idaho.

    Yes, we will ship the next batch in the spring. Bareroot trees like this cannot be stored over the summer.

  • Is this container friendly ?

    Not particularly. After about 5 years it will need repotted.

  • What size is the tree being mailed to me?

    This tree is 4'-5' tall at shipping time.

  • What color are the blooms?


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Awesome Cherries

We planted our sapling in Albany, CA in Jan 2017 and got our first harvest in 2023 — about 15 mature cherries. Fruit quality was awesome: super dark and sweet! This year (2024) the tree only produced 2 cherries total, spending more energy on vegetative growth. Tree is about 8 ft tall now. Looking forward to a bigger harvest next year!

Robert K.
Cherry trees

Best quality trees I have ever bought

Sandra P.
Arrived in great shape

Tree arrived in great condition, already pruned. Planted right away, we will see when it starts to bud out.

Kathie J.
Great shipment!

Arrived in good shape. It's in the ground and I can see buds coming to life. I have no idea if it will blossom this year it is 4 ft tall but needs to branch out.

Rebecca M.
Super Pleased!

Our tree arrived in good condition. Within the first two days of planting it we were already seeing buds form and others begin to open. Will definitely use Raintree Nursery again!