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Surefire Pie Cherry - Mini Dwarf

A surefire, easy picking choice for the backyard grower and U pick marketers. Because it is very late flowering, it evades and tolerates frosts and annually produces large crack resistant crops. Both skin and flesh are fire engine red. Its high sugar content make it excellent for eating fresh.It ripens a week after Montmorency. So highly regarded, it is the first sour cherry introduced by the N.Y. Geneva Experiment station in 107 years. Patent pending. Gisela 3 is the most dwarfing of the Gisela rootstocks making a tree that grows to only 8 to 10 feet tall. It tends to make a broad tree excellent for a small area. Its small size and early heavy bearing are great attributes but because of this the tree needs good growing conditions to thrive. It is very precocious prompting the tree to bear heavily at an early age. It may require fruit thinning to maintain fruit size and avoid overbearing and having the tree stop growing.Regular irrigation is needed. It is not recommended for the heaviest bearing cultivars like Sweetheart. It is recommended that dormant pruning on all dwarf cherry trees be done in late winter before bloom time which reduces the chance of bacterial canker infestations.
In stock
SKU
C880G3
Now Only $31.05 Regular Price $34.50
USDA Zone4-9
Grows To8ft
Plant Spacing8ft
PollinationSelf Fertile
Prefers Full Sun
Ripening TimeJuly-August
A surefire, easy picking choice for the backyard grower and U pick marketers. Because it is very late flowering, it evades and tolerates frosts and annually produces large crack resistant crops. Both skin and flesh are fire engine red. Its high sugar content make it excellent for eating fresh.It ripens a week after Montmorency. So highly regarded, it is the first sour cherry introduced by the N.Y. Geneva Experiment station in 107 years. Patent pending. Gisela 3 is the most dwarfing of the Gisela rootstocks making a tree that grows to only 8 to 10 feet tall. It tends to make a broad tree excellent for a small area. Its small size and early heavy bearing are great attributes but because of this the tree needs good growing conditions to thrive. It is very precocious prompting the tree to bear heavily at an early age. It may require fruit thinning to maintain fruit size and avoid overbearing and having the tree stop growing.Regular irrigation is needed. It is not recommended for the heaviest bearing cultivars like Sweetheart. It is recommended that dormant pruning on all dwarf cherry trees be done in late winter before bloom time which reduces the chance of bacterial canker infestations.