Cherry of the Rio Grande

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Cherry of the Rio Grande


"For sale is a live plant with established root system in a pot.
***Images of fruit or edible qualities are provided from our nursery's stock of producing plants to show the potential yield of of our fruiting & edible plants.


Cherry of the Rio Grande
Pot Size: 3 gallon
Age: 2-3 years
Fruiting Age: 1 year after planted in the ground or larger container
Minimum Height: 28"
Propagation Method: from reliable stock

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Plants are staked with soil, sealed in a plastic wrapping to retain moisture during shipment. When you receive this plant, simply remove the plastic and check moisture in the soil. Water the plant once per day while in their container. Plants have also been fertilized for the season.

All of our plants are cared for with natural practices, without the use of synthetic chemicals. However, our nursery is considered a Plant Sanctuary. Some plants we sell are brought in from other nurseries who do not follow the same standards of quality that we do. Once a plant arrives at our nursery, they are cared for with organic and natural practices.

We hand select for each order from our stock of premium quality plants at A Natural Farm in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Quality in plant propagation is of upmost importance when seeking nutrition & medicinal value from edible plants!



Small, multi-branching narrow tree or shrub. Excellent container tree.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollination: Self-fertile

Edible Qualities/Products: 1-2"" small/medium deep red to purple berry fruits. Very tasty sweet cherry flavor

Climax Height & Spread: Shrub or tree growing 10'-20' high, Narrow

Cold Tolerance: Cold tolerant to 20 degrees when mature. Protect young plants at 30 degrees. Said to have made it through Florida's great freeze in Gainsville.

Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits

Drought Tolerance/Watering Requirements: Drought Tolerant once established but ensure watering during flowering & fruiting. For initial planting water every day to every other day and then gradually begin water 2-3 times per week after initial planting

Soil & Site Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic soil, tolerant of a variety of soils.


*Planting Instructions*
Once your plant arrives, its best practice to water it right away. Your plant may or may not experience leaf drop, show signs of stress or be in a dormant phase. Regardless, it just traveled a great journey to get to its new home, so  give it some time to accumlate! If planting in the ground, check your weather forecast to ensure frost or freezing tempreatures have passed for the year. Potting up into a larger pot can be done at any time.

Check the site and water requirements listed for each plant to have a good understanding of what your plant needs. Each garden is different, so don't be afraid to make a good decision based on your specific location.

To maximize yield and ensure a healthy life of your fruit tree, mulch around the drip line, topdress with compost, vermicpompost & organic matter regularly, use organic fertilizer high in nitrogen 2-3 times per year, garden with companion plants of cover crops, flowering plants and herbs! These straetgies are useful in container gardening as well.


We are currently unable to ship Live Plants to CA, AZ, HI, AL or internationally. Please view our Ginger & Turmeric Rhizomes for shipping to excluded states and internationally.