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Romeo Cherries

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Romeo cherries, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Cherry Collection.

Romeo Cherries

Romeo Cherries

Along with Carmine Jewel, Romeo comes from breeders at the University of Saskatchewan and is a cold-hardy, sweet-sour cherry with a relatively high sugar content. It yields a harvest of 25 pounds of fruit at maturity. It has classic white cherry blossoms in the spring. Plant it in well-drained soil, and you can even treat it as a shrub in the landscape or grow it in a large pot. Its fruits are almost black with small pits. Eat them fresh or use in baking, canning, and winemaking.

Characteristics:

  • Grows in zones 3 to 7
  • Reaches a height of 6 to 8 feet and a spread of 5 to 6 feet
  • Ripens in mid- to late summer
  • Does not require a pollinator

Have you ever grown Romeo cherries? Please tell us about your experiences with them.

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