Romeo Tart Cherry

Prunus x kerrasis ‘Romeo’


Flavourful fruit has high sugar content and is good for eating and processing. One of the best for juice making. University of Saskatchewan introduction. The tart cherries developed at the University of Saskatchewan develop into medium shrubs that make maintenance and harvest easier. Plants are self-fertile and do not require cross pollination.



Height: 6-8′

Spread: 5′

Light Needs: Full Sun

Hardiness Zone: 2

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Orange

Growth Habit: Rounded

Flower Colour: White

Blooms: Spring

Fruit Colour: Dark Red

Fruit Size: 4 grams

Fruit Timing: Ripe in Mid to Late Summer (August)

Fruit Use: Fresh Eating, Baking, Preserves, Canning, Wine Making

Key Features: Edible Fruit (Sweet, Fleshy), Showy Spring Blooms, Attracts Birds

Landscape Uses: Accent, Hedging/Screening, Naturalizing, Orchard

Pollination: Self-Pollinating