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Cherry trees

Sweetheart®

Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Suitable for beginners
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Good
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Large
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Ripens over a period

Using

Picking season? Late
Early August
Use / keeping? 1-3 days
keep in a fridge
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter

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Identification

Country of origin Canada
Period of origin 1950 - 1999
Fruit colour Red
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green