Minnie Royal Cherry
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 400 to 500 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