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Sweetheart® cherry

Firm, good flavour. Self fertile.

USDA identification images for Sweetheart

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 13 Oct 2012  WISCONSIN, United States
      Very firm. Keeps extremely well when refridgerated. Has a great taste. I happen to like softer juicier fruit when cooking with sweet cherries, but it also does okay there.

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    United States

    • KC in Littleton, COLORADO

    United Kingdom


    • Species: Prunus avium


    • Picking season: Late Early August
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days keep in a fridge
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Cherry universal pollinator: Yes


    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Red

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