Tehranivee Cherry / Gisela 5
A new mahogany colored self fertile sweet cherry with black-red juice. Tehranivee has excellent flavor as well as size, sweetness and firmness. It ripens at the end of July in Western Washington so it avoids cracking.
Bred by famed Canadian researcher Gus Tehrani, it was released in 1996, from the Vineland Ontario Station and is a cross of Van and Stella. This beauty will be a winner for American home orchardists.
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.