Juliet Bush Cherry
Possibly the sweetest of any bush cherry, Juliet bears large crops of standard sized cherries that are as sweet as a sweet cherry! While many bush cherries are more similar to a pie cherry Juliet is sweet enough to eat fresh! Growing only 6-10 feet high Juliet is an easy one to take care of and harvest.
Latin Name: Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5-8 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: Mid-summer
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage cherries. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your tree with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3; 1-3, 10
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-45