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Minnie Royal Cherry

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SKU C825

Prunus avium x 'Minnie Royal'

Another tasty new low-chill cherry! Minnie Royal is a medium-sized red cherry; firm with good flavor. The amazing plant breeder Floyd Zaiger has turned his attention to creating cherries for our Southern growers, and he has succeeded again!

Minnie Royal is the first cherry to bloom for most growers, and ripens its fruit 11-14 days ahead of Bing. The tree is very productive with a low chill requirement. mainly used as a pollinizer for Royal Lee, and is pollinated by Royal Lee and Royal Crimson - but blooms a little too early for most other varieties. It has a required 200 to 300 chill hours. On the new, large, semi-dwarf rootstock Maxma 14.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7

Mature Height: 18' (Semi-Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Rootstock: Maxma 14

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • I live in mendocino county where the temperature is consistently between 50 and 60 degrees, will this cherry tree grow here?

    Do you mean the winter temps are between 50 and 60 degrees? If so this is a low-chill variety of cherry, so it needs to be below 45 degrees for 400-500 hours each winter. So if it gets cold enough at night, you should be good to go. These trees are from Modesto, so depending on where you are it should produce just fine.

  • Will these pollinate well with Craig's Crimson or Black Gold varieties?

    No, they bloom too early. You will need another early blooming sweet cherry, like Royal Lee, to ensure good cross pollination.

  • Can I just 2 of these to pollinate or does it need different variety? I'm interested in the dwarf tree. Also how would it do in hot Texas summer? I'm in zone 8 Dallas Texas. Would it be better to get partial shade or just full on sun?

    No, you will need a Royal Lee or Royal Crimson for pollination. It should do well (these were bred in Southern California), but will need permanent irrigation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Frank P.

Very nice trees, arrived on time according to the shipping schedule. Trees have been planted and seem to be doing well.

Solid bare root tree

Bare root looks healthy. Packaged well, no damage. Good root system, thick stem. Leafed out immediately. I have high hopes for this variety in south central Texas.

Tamara S.
Well Packaged, Already Budding

After losing citrus trees to freeze for the second time in two years, I decided to go a different direction with my replanting. When I found these dwarf cherry trees, I was thrilled. They arrived with damp packing around the roots and already budding. I followed Raintree’s planting instruments, so now we’ll just see how it goes. Fingers crossed. I’ll update after a few months