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, Gold Cherry 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: Gold Cherry 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.
Pollination Requirements: Gold Cherry Cherry requires another Sweet Cherry variety nearby for pollination.
Hardiness:Black Republican is hardy to minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 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