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Semi-Dwarf on Colt rootstock with at least 3 different varieties.
Possible Varieties:Bing, Rainier, Utah Giant, and Van
Chill hours: 500-700
Harvest: May 10 - June 15
Looks: Three dark red skinned and one yellow blushed with red.
Personality: All have superb sweet flavor.
Facts of note: Favorite in colder regions.
Includes one very cold hardy variety, a heavy producer, and two flavor favorites.
Pollination: All varieties are pollinated by another on the tree.
Enjoy three different fruits or varieties on one tree! Multi-grafted trees have three different varieties grafted onto one rootstock so you can enjoy more variety and extended harvests in one-third the space. Cherries are a practical fruit for home orchards where climate and soil conditions are suitable. Once established, they require little maintenance and are reliable producers. They are best adapted to areas where summers are moderately cool. The trees dislike high humidity. They are usually the last fruit to bloom and first to ripen. Most varieties require a pollenizer. Sweet cherries can reach 25-30 feet tall in deep soils. Sensitive to wet, tight soils. Susceptible to birds, brown rot, and bacterial canker. The trees are 2 years old and you can expect to harvest 4th or 5th year. On Mazzard rootstock which is vigorous, more tolerant of wet soils than Mahaleb (but good drainage still required). Resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus. Standard trees reach 30'-40' unpruned. By pruning, you can keep your tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.
I got this tree last year with three grafts, a Bing, Van and Utah Giant. All three grafts have flourished and the tree looks beautiful. It's four years old and because of the hard winter only one graft fruited (the Van) but I thought it was great that with slightly different bloom times even with late snows at least one graft was pollinated. Mulit-grafts are a great thing for fruit like cherries that need pollinators, especially if you don't have room for more than one tree.
The Mazzard rootstock is doing fine even my foothill, clay soil. I added some compost and Bareroot Booster at planting to help with the tight soil and it is planted on a hill to help with drainage.