Currently the most popular variety for amateur growers. It was at the time of it’s release, the first sweet black cherry that was self fertile and it reamains a benchmark against which others in this class are measured.
The large, black, juicy fruits have a superb flavour and the crop is heavy. The growth habit is similar to Stella and is easy to manage. Ripening in early July, an ideal variety for garden culture. Good split resistance, very impressive yields can be achieved with this variety. The number one choice for a slef fertile black cherry tree.
Tree sizes for Sunburst 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 in 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.