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Almaden Duke Cherry

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Prunus avium 'Almaden Duke'

A modern sweet/tart cherry in the heritage Duke style, it was provided to Raintree by Andy Mariani and discovered in the Almaden Valley near San Jose CA. Believed to be a sweeter sport of Mazzard with a delightful complex flavor. Later to ripen and worth the wait!

Low chill and partially self fertile. The tree can be maintained at 12' tall on dwarfing Gisela 5 rootstock, which produces a tree 50% of standard size and induces heavy early fruit production. 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. Can benefit from some afternoon shade in hotter summer zones.

USDA Zone: 4-10

Grow Height: 12' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Partially Self Fertile

Rootstock: Gisela 5

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')

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Joshua B.
Doing well, fruiting precociously

Planted a little Almaden Duke in my front yard last year, and it s doing well despite being munched on a bit by a deer in late summer. This year it bloomed and we got four cherries with a very nice sweet and tart flavor in late June. Cherries were fairly small and had large pits, though that may change as it matures. Overall the tree seems healthy and reasonably self-fertile. Not an especially fast grower, probably because of the rootstock, but foliage has filled in quite nicely and the fruit is delicious.