Brooks Cherry

Lower Chill Requirements

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Brooks Cherry

Lower Chill Requirements

  • Large, firm sweet fruits
  • Ripens before popular Bing Cherry
  • Requires 700-800 chill hours
In demand as an early season cherry that tolerates hot climates. Large red fruit is firm. Brooks ripens about 10-14 days ahead of Bing. Requires a pollinator such as Early Burlat, Tulare, or Ranier. Susceptible to skin cracking in rainy periods, so if rains are likely leading up to the harvest period in your area, you should choose another variety. Developed by the University of California (Patent #6676. Cold hardy zone 7. (700-800 chill hours required). Harvest early season.
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Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Brooks'
  • Height: 14-16 feet
  • Spacing: 16 feet
  • Depth:Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread:14-16 feet
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • Pollinator:A pollinator is required (Early Burlat, Tulare, Ranier)
  • Yield: Average
  • Color: White
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Blooms: Early Spring, Mid Spring
  • Fruit: Large red fruit is firm. Brooks ripens about 10-14 days ahead of Bing. Susceptible to skin cracking in rainy periods, so if rains are likely leading up to the harvest period in your area, you should choose another variety.
  • Zone: 6-8
  • Form: Fruit Tree, Fruit, Cherry, Sweet Cherry Tree
  • Soil Requirements: Loamy Soil
  • Pruning: Remove broken, dead, and diseased branches at any time during the growing season to maintain the health of the tree.

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