Sweetheart Cherry / Gisela 5
A large bright red self fertile cherry with excellent flavor. It shows a low incidence of cracking. The tree is upright, vigorous and heavy bearing and precocious. From British Columbia, it performs well in much of the nation and has done well at the WSU Mt. Vernon station. It ripens late, a week after Lapins. On Gisela 5 rootstock.
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.