Cherries are members of the Rosaceae (rose) family .  Like many other fruit trees such as peaches, apples, pears, plums,  and apricots It has beautiful blossom. The cherries are a symbol of joy as expressed in a poem: "life is just a bowl of cherries."

    The Minnie Royal are  medium sized red cherry with good flavor.It requires  low chill . Tree is very productive and ripens 11-14 days ahead of Bing.It is  Pollinated by Royal Lee and needs  300 to 400 hours. This is one of the new variety for mild winter area .

Photo on the right is Minnie and Royal Lee cherry planted this year in spring, have good growth .

The Royal Lee needs 300-400 hours chill and is  pollinated by MinniRoyal.This is also one of the new variety for mild season.
Plant Care
Cherry plant do better at higher elevation with mild summer.
Minnie  and Royal are new varieties of cherries. They have low chill requirements.I will update you with the tree growth in our hot arid climate .
. . As with all the fruits trees, I irrigate themafter every  7-14 days during growing season and every 4 to 6 weeks during the winter months.

We have 3 to 5 inch thick layer of partially compost mulch around the tree drip line,which provide all nutrient to the plant for healthy growth .
Medicinal Properties
Cherries are  a good source of antioxidant ,which help in reducing the risk of heart and cancer .Cherry is use in folk Medicine for treatment of aches and pain.