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Emperor Francis Cherry

Emperor Francis Cherry

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Emperor Francis Blush Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium 'Emperor Francis'

Emperor Francis Blush Sweet Cherries ripen in June with an outstanding flavor. Fruit is large, high quality and yellowish-white. Trees are very hardy, productive and reliable. Emperor Francis is quite crack resistant


10-16 Feet



10-14 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
1465 Emperor Francis Cherry on Semi-Standard (Mahaleb) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $27.99 Add to Cart

Prunus avium 'Emperor Francis'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Emperor Francis is quite crack resistant and sets reliable crops. The tree is hardy and productive. It is an early season bloomer and can pollinate most others in the early to mid-season, except for Royal Anne, Napoleon, Ulster, and Bing. It requires a pollinator.

A Little History about Emperor Francis Blush Sweet Cherry

Emperor Francis is an old established variety in Michigan and other states where it has often been predominantly raised to make marischino cherries!

Prunus avium 'Emperor Francis' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Crack resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Early season
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Short shelf-life
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking