Danube cherry/Gisela 5 [SPRING]
A selection from Hungary, where delicious cherries have been grown for centuries. It is also called Erdi Botermo. The dark red fruit has a wonderful sweet unique flavor. It is a cross of the sweet and tart cherry. It is delicous eaten fresh or in baked goods.
It is self fertile and productive and ripens in early July. On Gisela 5 rootstock.
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.