This tree is grown on dwarf Gisele 5 stock which is compact and makes the smallest Cherry tree of all. Trees can be maintained at around 150cm’s in height with a similar spread, perhaps a little less if contained in a 20-24”” pot. The trees are easy to manage and easy to harvest with no ladders required and also easier to net against the birds; also suitable for fruit cages.
Kordia is a new variety from the Czech republic which has shown good frost resistance and also the fruits ripen to a very dark virtual-black making it possibly the darkest of all the dessert cherries.It is an all round good performer – heavy cropping, good quality, excellent flavour and resists splitting because the lush foliage canopy helps protect the fruits from summer rain. This is a late ripening variety so extends the fresh Cherry season into August.
Kordia is well worth considering for your requirements; has shown some self-fertile tendencies but would be best with a pollinating partner; here are some suggested varieties: