Danube Cherry ™
This unique, self-fertile variety is one of Hungary’s favorites. Danube Cherry ™ bears abundant crops of large, juicy, glossy dark-red fruit with semi-firm flesh and delicious, sweet-tart flavor.
Latin Name: Prunus cerasus
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Colt is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock which produces trees about 80% of standard size. Colt is adapted to most soils and is hardy, vigorous, productive, and forms a well-branched tree. Sweet Cherries on Colt rootstock can grow to 12-15 ft. in height. Compact Stella, Hungarian and Pie Cherries will be smaller.
Pollination Requirements: Danube Cherry ™ is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Danube™ is hardy to minus 25°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: late June
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: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2, 6-9,14, 15
Sunset Northeast Zone: Varies