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Minnie Royal CherryBotanical Name: Prunus avium

This new low-chill multi-grafted Cherry has 2 varieties ( Minnie Royal and Royal Lee ) grafted on the same rootstock. Ideal for limited space and both varieites can cross pollinate each other. These 2 new Low Chill Cherry varieties should make it possible to grow Cherries alongside subtropical fruits in warmer climates with only 400 chill hours. According to Tom Spellman from Dave Wilsons Nursery in Californea these 2 cherry selections have proven to be winners. "Southwestern fruit gardeners can finally celebrate the introductions of two new very-low-chill sweet cherries. Minnie Royal and its companion Royal Lee have proven themselves to be low chill adaptable. In fact, they may not require any chill at all. Minnie Royal is a medium to large size red cherry with a firm texture and superior flavor. Fruit begins to ripen in early May and holds well on the tree into June. The tree is very productive and sets heavy crops in southern California. We estimate the chill requirement at 200 to 300 hours, but some have produced with less than 100 hours. A Zaiger introduction, pollenized by Royal Lee."

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes, Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas


Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months




Question & Answer

I'm interested in the minnie royal - is it self pollinating? From: BEAUMONT HILLS NSW

The Minnie Royal is not self fertile, it comes as a multi-grafted tree with a pollinator Royal Lee grafted on.

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Cherry 2 way - Minnie Royal - Royal Lee (Grafted) 8/10

Blossom's Edible Fruits
Update: 325 days 3hrs

Comments: -

low chill.....did not get this from daleys because they dont send cherrys to perth.

it is a dubble graft one of mini royal and one of royal lee

sill thought people might like to see/hear about it.

fruited after 18m :) I got 6 cherrys happy but cant tast the diffrence betwwen the 2

varietys lol..

we do live in the hills of perth so it gets a bit colder

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: trixzee black

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol/ chook

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Winter

Pest Control:

pest bags like fly screen tied around the fruit.

stopped possom and fruitfly

Organic Status:Organic

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Cherry 2 way - Minnie Royal - Royal Lee (Grafted) 7/10

Apparro's Edible Fruits
Update: 1097 days 19hrs

Comments: - Mine is actually a double graft: Minnie Royal and Royal Lee. I have it potted in a 90L grow bag - using Peter Coppin's potting mix recipe (50:50 sand, potting mix and some bentonite clay for better water holding). I've fertised it with rock dusk, slow release fertiziler, and half dose powerfeed every two weeks.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Rock Dust, Slow Release, Powerfeed

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Burgandy Mixture (copper spray)

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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AJ says... [1014 days 6hrs ago]
hi I'm interested to know how your cherry plant is doing in the wine barrel/grow bag? i got limited space my back yard, how big is your tree and how old now? is it possible to send me a photo to ? thx

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Cherry 2 way - Minnie Royal - Royal Lee 8/10

Howesij1's Edible Fruits
Update: 376 days 5hrs

Planted: 2016

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

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