Cupid Cherry


Early bloomer with large, black to dark red sweet, slightly astringent fruit in late summer and early fall. Excellent for fresh eating, and processing. Self-pollinating. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Romance Series.


Full sun, partial shade, attracts birds, zone 2

Prunus x kerrasis ‘Cupid’

Pot size #1, #2, #5, #10

The Cupid Cherry is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The cherries that are produced are dark red with black overtone, which are usually ready for picking in late summer. The cherries are sweet and have a juicy texture. Best suited for fresh eating and processing.

The Cupid Cherry is a deciduous tree that can grow to be about 10 ft tall, and a spread of 5 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and is a self-pollinating variety. The leaves are an oval shape, and are a glossy green color that turn yellow in the fall. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution, not particular to soil type of pH, and does best in average to evenly moist soil conditions.