Cherries

Cherries

Fresh cherries are so expensive to buy. Yet, with our new, early bearing, dwarf Gisela rootstocks they are easy to grow and pick! Many people have told us, “Full size, sweet cherry trees that grow to 40 feet tall are for the birds.” We agree!

Now it is no longer necessary to risk life or limb to pick a bowl of cherries. We offer dwarf cherry trees, of many varieties, which thrive in our maritime climate and in most of the nation. All our cherries, unless noted, are on the dwarfing Gisela  rootstock and the price includes the expensive rootstock royalty.

We offer sturdy 3 to 5' grafted trees that will dig in and grow for you. They are often unbranched “whips” that will branch well upon planting!

We offer dwarfing cherry trees grown on Gisela 5, Gisela 3 or Newroot rootstock. They are easily maintained at only 8 to 12 feet tall. The Gisela 3 make a smaller tree than the Gisela 5 rootstock.

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.

Gisela 5 induces early and heavy bearing and makes a tree that can be maintained at about 10 to 12' tall and needs about 12-15' minimum of spacing. (It is very dwarfing compared to a full size cherry tree.)   It thrives on a variety of soils.  It is easier to maintain and less likely to overbear than the more dwarfing Gisela 3 so we would recommend it for those of you who have the room to grow it. 

 Sweet cherries USDA Zones 5-9, tart cherries Zones 4-9 unless noted!


 

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  1. 3x1 dwarf cherry (EMP/H/MONT/L/EB) on G5
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    $49.95
  2. 4x1 dwf cherry (EMP/H/MONT/L/EB)/G5
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    $54.95
  3. Almaden Duke Cherry/G5
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    $29.95
  4. Bing Cherry / Gisela 5
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    $29.95
  5. Bing Cherry/G3
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    $32.50
  6. Black Gold cherry/G5
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    $32.50
  7. Black Gold Cherry/Gisela 3
    Reserve for Next Spring
    $32.50
  8. Carmine Jewel Cherry/Gisela 5
    Reserve for Next Spring
    $29.95
  9. Craig's Crimson Cherry / Newroot 1
    Reserve for Next Spring
    $29.95
  10. Danube Cherry/Gisela 3
    Reserve for Next Spring
    $29.95
  11. Danube cherry/Gisela 5
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    $29.95
  12. Early Burlat cherry/G5
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    $29.95
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