Sweetheart Cherry Tree


Sweetheart cherry developed at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. It is a cross between Van and Newstar and released in 1994. It is a self-fertile cherry tree variety. The fruit has very good quality and flavor. The skin color is bright red. The fruits have medium to large size. It is moderately susceptible to cracking. The tree is a reliable producer. It is a late ripening variety. Sweetheart cherry grows well in cold hardiness zones 5-7

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.