Originally from Germany and grown widely throughout Europe, Schneider’s Heirloom Cherry has proven to be a reliable and productive variety in the Pacific Northwest. Vigorous and disease resistant, Schneider’s Heirloom Cherry produces good crops of very large, dark red, juicy and flavorful fruit, which resists cracking even after heavy rain.
Latin Name: Prunus avium
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.
Pollination Requirements: Schneider’s requires another Sweet Cherry variety for pollination.
Hardiness: Schneider’s is hardy to minus 20° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees, especially in wet climates. 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