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‘Cupid’ Dwarf Sour Cherry

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Cupid produces the largest fruit of all the sour cherries which is dark/red and perfect for fresh eating. 3″ or #2 potted

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Description

Cupid is a hardy deciduous hybrid shrub variety of Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of Dwarf Sour Cherries from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. Cupid produces the largest fruit of all the sour cherries which is dark/red and perfect for fresh eating. It tends to be a bit later than other varieties, most likely due to its size. Although sour is in their name, they can be surprisingly sweet when harvested at the right stage of ripeness. Grows well as a bushy hedge instead of pruning into a single-trunked tree.

3″ potted; 1yr old or #2 potted; 3yr old shrubs

Plant Details

Latin: Prunus cerasus x fruitcosa ‘Cupid’

Hardiness Zone: 2 – 7

Height: 6′ – 9′

Spread: 4′ – 8′

Suckering: Low

Bloom Time: Spring (TBD)

Ripens: Summer (TBD)

Flower Colour: White

Fruit Colour: Red (see Fruit Colour Chart)

Foliage Colour: Green

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements:

Attributes:

  • Edible Fruits
  • Easy to pick fruits
  • Self-pollinating
  • Ornamental Flowers
  • Shrub/hedge forming (Not tree)
  • Extremely cold hardy

Special Considerations: Dwarf Sour Cherries should be grown as shrubs, not trees. Once ripe, fruit can be harvested by shaking the bush or by hand. The skins of the fruit tear when harvested from the stem and must be processed relatively quickly to avoid loss. Fruit is also susceptible to Cherry Fruit Fly (maggots) however affected fruit floats on water and can be easily screened out after harvest.

 

Fruit Colour Chart

Courtesy of the University of Saskatchewan Fruit Program.

Sour Cherry Planting & Pruning

Dwarf sour cherries (DSC) are bushes, not trees! They can be easily maintained as individual shrubs or as a hedgerow planting. For individual plants, plant at least 5′ apart in the landscape. For hedgerow plantings, 3′-5′ between plants and 12′-18′ between rows. Planting at least 1-3″ deeper than the pot is recommended to increase root development. Young plants may be planted horizontally below the surface to induce more suckering.

The majority of pruning should occur in early spring before the buds break dormancy, usually March-April. Damaged or diseased wood can be removed at any time during the season. It is important to never remove more than 25% of the total wood during a single season as it will reduce flowering and yields. These cherries should be regeneratively pruned by removing some of the oldest shoots to the ground every year to allow new shoots to take their place.

DSC buds are typically either vegetative (shoots) or reproductive (flowers/fruits), but never both. Fruit spurs generally live for a couple of seasons and die. After a couple of seasons of fruiting, buds will become clustered towards the ends of the branches leaving most of the branch bare/naked of leaves. Heading back pruning does not work well with these DSC since it may remove most of the buds located near the ends of the branches. It is best to prune back the branch or the entire shoot to allow new growth to regenerate in its place.

Spring Plant Reservation Policy

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What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! As a part of our Spring Plant Reservation program, you have the option to purchase in full or place a deposit on your order and pay the balance at pickup. Our SPR program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!

RESERVATION:

We require a 50% minimum deposit to reserve your order. Orders may also be paid in full to reserve. Any outstanding balance is due at pick up or before shipping or delivery.

Orders will be reserved once a deposit or full payment has been received. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2021

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.

ORDERING:

We strongly recommend ordering before April 5th, 2021 to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable. 

Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.

Looking for something in particular that we don’t offer on the website? We are able to source different product sizes and cultivars for special orders.

DELIVERY & PICKUP:

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.

Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova from March to May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.

Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time.

Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.

Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. Dates TBA. Click here to learn more!

SHIPPING:

Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.

SPR shipments will be sent out according to our Shipping Policy.

For more information please read the Spring Plant Reservation Policy.

Pickup & Delivery

PICKUP & DELIVERY:

Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova from March to May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.

Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time. 

Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova or scheduled for a centralized delivery location. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.

Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. Click here to learn more!

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! If your order qualifies, please contact us to arrange a delivery date.

For more information please read the Spring Plant Reservation Policy.

Shipping Policy

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This item is for pick-up only and does NOT qualify for shipping via Canada Post. View our SHIPPING POLICY to learn more.

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