Originally from Czechoslovakia, this new and delicious variety is becoming very popular in Northwest orchards. A great variety for the home garden, Kordia is prized for its heavy crops of very sweet and juicy, large, jet-black fruit.
Latin Name: Prunus cerasus
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: 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.
Pollination Requirements: Kordia requires another Sweet Cherry variety nearby for pollination.
Hardiness:Kordia 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-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
Sunset Western Zone: 2, 6-9,14, 15
Sunset Northeast Zone: Varies