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Prunus x 'Romeo'™

Romeo™ was selected for better market fruit quality and increased sweetness – BRIX 16%. Other attributes include increased cold hardiness (Zone 2b -6 ) and a dwarf sized plant making maintenance and harvest easier. This handsome cherry boasts the high gloss, deep crimson fruit that does not split and a small round pit with high flesh-to-pit ratio. The lovely large flower petals, glossy green foliage and colorful fruit makes Romeo™ a perfect candidate for an ornamental planting as a landscape plant, too.

Height:

6½ ft. tall x 6' wide

Habit:

Naturally dwarfed bush

Flower:

½ inch white or pinkish

Pollinator:

Self-pollinating

Foliage:

Glossy, green

Fruit:

Deep crimson, full-sized

Yield:

Up to 30 pounds per plant

Rootstock:

Own-root

Uses:

Canning, baking, fresh eating, drying, wine, juice, ornamental

Hardiness:

Hardy to -45º F

Zone:

2b–6

Parentage:

Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus
   
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