Prunus avium 'Nugent'
Clear, sunny yellow cherries are a rare treat, and Nugent is good as gold! Non-staining juice and less attractive to birds, it makes a great pollination partner for all other sweet cherries (except Van) due to its mid-season bloom period. It ripens mid-to-late season, is productive and has an excellent, sweet, low-acid flavor. Developed at Cornell University, where it was known as NY 518; it's a particularly good choice for cold weather regions.
Disease resistant and widely adapted, Nugent resists bacterial canker and rain-induced cracking. Tree form is unusually broad, with wide crotch angles and almost drooping mature branching.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 7' (Mini Dwarf), 10' (Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: July/August
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 5
Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 3
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