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Wowza!™ Dwarf Cherry
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Wowza!™ Dwarf Cherry

Huge, Vivid Red Fruits

  • Tart cherries with vivid, red color
  • Large fruits with excellent flesh-to-pit ratio
  • Yields up to 20 lbs. of fruits
  • Manageable, 5-8 ft. tall plants
  • Hardy to -40 degrees F
  • New for 2019

Picking is easy, and the fruits are huge with our newest bush cherry tree. Naturally dwarfed, Wowza! produces plenty of tart, red cherries that cook up beautifully in pies and desserts—no dyes needed!

Huge cherries! Fruits grow up to twice the size of our popular Carmine Jewel cherries. They have an excellent flesh-to-pit ratio, so you'll have plenty to enjoy. Each plant yields up to 20 lbs.

Manageable plants! Wowza! grows 5-8 ft. tall—so netting, pruning and harvesting can often be done while standing on the ground. Plus, it can be grown in patio containers.

Cold hardy! Developed at the University of Saskatchewan, Wowza! handles the cold and is a great choice for Northern growers. Grows in zones 2-7.

Years of Research! More than 50 years of research has gone into developing cherry trees with cold hardiness, dwarf stature and good fruit quality. Wowza! comes from the same breeding program that brought you Carmine Jewel, Romeo and Juliet.

Only offered to home gardeners! Wowza! has an elongated pit that is unsuitable for most mechanical harvesters. That means this outstanding cherry will only be available for home gardens and u-pick operations. Gurney's is proud to be the first nursery to offer Wowza! to home gardeners. We have a limited supply available for spring 2019. Be sure to order yours today. Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Self-pollinating. Zones 2-7. PPAF.

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  • Botanical Name: Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Big Red' PPAF
  • Height: 5 - 8 feet
  • Spacing: 5 - 7 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same level it is growing in the container.
  • Spread: 5 - 7 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating
  • Yield: Produces yields up to 20 pounds at maturity (5-6 years after planting). It takes at least three years to get fruit, with yields increasing until the plant reaches maturity.
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Fruit: Very large, bright red, tart cherries. Brix rating 16-18.
  • Zone: 2 - 7. Hardy to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Form: Upright, rounded.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained soil.
  • Pruning: Prune damaged, diseased, and dead limbs. Remove limbs that grow inward toward the center of the bush. Prune close to a third of the new growth (from that year) annually, while plants are dormant. Prune in early spring before the bush breaks dormancy. Cherry buds are either vegetative or floral. Usually the end bud and thin side buds are vegetative and most of the larger buds are floral. When pruning, do not cut off tips of branches because you might be removing the vegetative buds and will have
  • Comments: These cherries are huge - and bright red! Tart fruit bakes beautifully in pies and other favorite desserts. Lower acidity makes for a really great eating experience. Top of the class flavor. Color is so bright and rich - no dyes needed! Cherries have an excellent flesh-to-pit ratio, so there will be plenty to enjoy. Its elongated pit makes it unsuitable for most mechanical harvesters, which means that this variety will only be available for home gardens and u-pick operations. Dwarf plants are easy to manage - netting, pruning, and harvesting can often be done from the ground. Bred to handle cold weather, this is a great choice for Northern gardens. PPAF.

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