Garnet Girl™ Cherry Tree
A new completely self-fertile sweet cherry, Garnet Girl™ produces large sweet cherries with a dark nearly black skin. Trees are relatively disease resistant, and the fruits resist brown rot.
Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Gisela 12 is considered a semi-dwarfing rootstock which produces trees about 60% of one grown on a Mazzard. Gisela 12 is adaptable to most soils and is hardy, precocious, productive, and forms an open, spreading, stocky tree. Sweet Cherries on Gisela 12 are very resistant to viruses and suckering.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 20°F or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 15-20 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Very dark, nearly black
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Mid Season
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: 5-8