Corum Sweet Cherry Tree
Corum Sweet Cherry Tree produces good crops of yellow cherries with a red blush. Hardy down to minus 25° F or below.
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Latin Name: Prunus avium ‘Corum”
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Mazzard is a standard rootstock for sweet cherries. Vigorous, more tolerant of wet soils than Mahaleb (but good drainage still required). Resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, will benefit from cross-pollination with another Sweet Cherry like Royal Ann.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25° F or below.
Chill Hours: 700
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 15-18 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Yellow with red blush
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 5-7