The world's hardiest sweet cherry, Kristin has survived winters from windswept Norway to Montana. These big, black cherries are crack resistant and proven in our region. Ripens mid-July. On Gisela 5 rootstock. Needs pollenizer.
Gisela 5 is a dwarfing rootstock, 50% of standard size, that induces heavy early fruit production. Trees can be maintained at 10 to 12 feet tall. Gisela 5 is more forgiving of shallow soils and a better choice than the even more dwarfing Gisela 3 for people with enough room for this somewhat larger tree.