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Early Robin® Blush Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium 'Early Robin®'

Early Robin® is a heart-shaped, semi-freestone Rainier type fruit with mild flavor. It ripens 7-10 days before Rainier, so Early Robin® is a good option to extend your blushed cherry season. It does require a pollinator, possibly Chelan and Bing, but do not use Van.


12-18 Feet



10-16 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3779 Early Robin(R) Sweet Cherry on Standard (Mazzard) root, 2 year Extra Large Grade $31.99 Add to Cart
3818 Early Robin(R) Sweet Cherry on Standard (Mazzard) root, 2 year 2UGLY Grade $19.99 Add to Cart

Prunus avium 'Early Robin®'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rainier is very productive. It is an early bloomer and a good pollinator for most early to mid-season varieties. Requires a pollinator, possibly Chelan and Bing, but don't use Van. An early blooming tree, so a frost-free site is necessary. Ripens 7-10 days ahead of Rainier.


A Little History about Early Robin® Blush Sweet Cherry

Discovered around 1990 by Robin Doty in one of his Mattawa, Washington orchards and patented as a variety in 2003. Early Robin® earned its name not just because of Doty's first name, but also because the robins in the orchard were always attracted to the tree because it fruited earlier than the other Rainier trees.

Prunus avium 'Early Robin®' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Crack resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Early summer
Concentrated harvest
Early season
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Very sweet
Short shelf-life
Grandpa's Choice™
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Sensitive
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking