Summer Sun is a relatively recent, English raised Cherry which has qualities that make it the perfect variety for garden growing. It is reliable, easy to maintain and control, self fertile, and bears large lustrous deep red-black fruits with a fine flavour. Summer Sun ripens in late July, a little after the maincrop varieties so is a good variety also for extending the season. Does well as bush, fan, column or a dwarf tree in a container. One of the most important and popular varieties.
Tree sizes for Summer Sun cherry trees:
Colt is a semi-vigorous tree, ideal for orchard planting, grassy areas, paddock or larger lawn. It can grow to 300cm’s+ in height – and width, but is fairly adaptable and can be controlled It is the best stock for bush growing, fan training, or festooning. More tolerant of poorer soils, although these should always be improved for best results.
Gisele 5 stock This is the revolutionary new dwarfing stock for cherries which has made the cultivation of these delicious fruits on the patio, in containers, or the fruit cage a realistic possibility at last. Gisele 5 is easily maintained at around 180cm’s un height and width, even a little less in a container. This stock is more precocious than the more vigorous older rootstocks. Ideal for bush growing, or as a column, but not really suited to fan training. Best with good soil conditions.