Gold Cherry Tree
One of our most reliable and productive varieties, Gold Cherry produces abundant crops of sweet and flavorful, bright yellow fruit. An easy to grow variety and especially nice for Northwest gardeners, it is disease-resistant and resists cracking after rain.
Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: Gisela 6 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock which produces trees about 80% of standard size. It is particularly well suited to heavy soils and grows to around 15-20 feet tall.
Pollination Requirements: Gold Cherry Cherry requires another Sweet Cherry variety nearby for pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 15-20 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: July
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
Sunset Western Zone: 2, 6-9,14, 15
Sunset Northeast Zone: Varies