Royal Ann Cherry Tree
The Royal Ann Cherry Tree or Napoleon Cherry tree is an upright growing tree having very large fruit. The Royal Ann Cherry Tree is an all around cherry with a sweet flavor and skin color that is light yellow with a pinkish blush.
Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Colt is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock which produces trees about 80% of standard size. Colt is adapted to most soils and is hardy, vigorous, productive, and forms a well-branched tree. Sweet Cherries on Colt rootstock can grow to 12-15 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: Requires another sweet cherry for pollination. Van Cherry Tree is a good Pollinator
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 20°F or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Light yellow with pinkish blush
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Mid Season
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. 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 trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 5-8