Small evergreen tree producing sweet cherries. Fruits are very juicy and there is usually only one small seed per fruit. Flowers are white and appear from March to May and fruits ripen May to June to red followed by crimson. Though Cherry of the Rio Grande is considered a "tropical cherry" it can easily tolerate temperatures to 20F degrees. Likes full sun; rich, moist soil and in Florida will grow to a height of 15 feet with a width of 5 feet. Excellent eaten fresh or in jellies. Easily container grown to 6 - 8 feet and is self fruitful.