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Skeena cherry is a self-fertile sweet cherry variety that is resistant to rain induced cracking. The Skeena cherry trees have a dark red to black skin that surrounds the dark red, juicy, sweet flesh of superior quality. The Skeena sweet cherry tree ripens about 14 days after Van. The Skeena is a precocious sweet cherry variety that produces on a consistent basis. Self-fertile does not require another tree for pollination.  Please see below for further information on our Skeena cherry trees for sale.

Growing Considerations for Skeena
British Columbia

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: Krymsk

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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John Craddock
5 of 5 Stars
I ordered very late in the spring, but ToA was still able to ship to my hardiness zone. The Skeena arrived very well-packaged and in good health; I had to leave it in the shipping bag for a couple days, but a week after planting, the whip is now well-leafed and looking vigorous. I wish I had found ToA earlier, but I'll be back next year! Thanks!!


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 June, 2011.