The Early Purple Guigne is one of the earlier ripening cherries, often simply referred to as the Early Purple back in the day, but by late 1800's folks in France called it the the Early Purple Guigne. Skin is dark red, becoming purple at full maturity. Flesh is dark, tender, juicy with a rich and sweet flavor. The last few days of growth it fills out wonderfully, and becomes almost a so-called "purple cherry." The tree is a vigorous, spreading and weeping grower, and becomes quite productive as the tree acquires age.Spreading tree around 12 to 16 ft.when mature. Disease resistant and easier to grow than sweet cherries. Please see below for further information on our Purple Guigne cherry trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Black Tartarian or Black Republican for pollination
Origin Date: England 1810
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12 to 15 ft.
Mature Size:12-15 ft.
Water Requirements:12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered and whips (few side 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.