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Kristin Cherry

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

Prunus avium 'Kristin'

The world's hardiest sweet cherry! Kristin has survived winters from windswept Norway to Montana. Now even our most northern growers can enjoy these big, ruby black cherries as a luscious mid season treat.

Crack resistant and proven in our region. Ripens late; mid-July here in the PNW.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 8' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July/August

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 5

Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 3

1 Gallon Pot Rootstock: Mazzard

Read our Cherry Growing Guide 

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Will either Almaden or Hartland be able to cross-pollinate with Kristin?

    Hartland would be a fine choice for cross pollination.

  • Will Stella or Lapins be a good pollinizer?


  • How many chill hours does the Kristen variety need?

    450+ Chilling Hours

  • Will these pollinate well with Black Gold cherries?

    Yes, they should work together just fine.

  • will Romeo or Juliet cross pollinate with Kristin?

    No, Romeo and Juliet are Prunus cerasus hybrids and Kristen is a Prunus avium. They do not flower at the same time.

  • Will Kristin cross pollinate with Bing?

    Yes it will pollinate Bing just fine.

  • Will it pollinate with meteor cherry

    Probably not. Kristin Cherry is a Prunus avium and Meteor is a Prunun cerasus and they will not likely bloom at the same time.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Beautiful Tree!

My cherry tree arrived and is just beautiful. It's super healthy and I can't wait until it's old enough to bear is's sweet cherries! Thank you for such a lovely tree.

vigorous tree , hopeful for the outcome

My tree has been in the ground only a short time, but it is leafed out and growing vigorously. I hope the cherries will be as luscious as advertised, but I don't expect fruit for a few years. So, it's a little early to tell if this was a good choice. Like all the other fruit trees in my yard (and previous gardens), I prune according to Ann Ralph's Grow A Little Fruit Tree.