Balaton Cherry Tree

Balaton Cherry Tree

$40.00

Introduced:  1970, Hungary

A cultivar of sour cherry, similar to Montmorency, this Hungarian cherry has a dark burgundy color throughout the skin and flesh and a sweet-tart flavor. The Communist government of post-war Hungary implemented a rigorous selection process to determine the best sour cherry varieties for planting in the nation’s collective farms, and Balaton emerged as the winner.

Introduced:  1970, Hungary

A cultivar of sour cherry, similar to Montmorency, this Hungarian cherry has a dark burgundy color throughout the skin and flesh and a sweet-tart flavor. The Communist government of post-war Hungary implemented a rigorous selection process to determine the best sour cherry varieties for planting in the nation’s collective farms, and Balaton emerged as the winner.

Blooms Mid-Season

Ripens July

Best Uses – Fresh Eating, Juice, Pies

Dwarf root stock:

1/2” Caliper +/-

4 foot tall +/-

Final height of 12 feet +/-

Will mature in 6-7 years

Cherry Tree Notes:

Plant where trees will get sun for most of the day in a well drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots, don’t add fertilizers or compost when filling the hole, save those for a top-dressing once the tree leafs out. Always protect your new trees with a “mouse guard” either a wrap from a garden center or a tube made from hardware cloth. This cherry tree is self-fertile, but tart cherry trees have shown to do even better with a sweet cherry tree around.

PICK TREES THAT BLOOM AT THE SAME TIME FOR PROPER POLLINATION AND FRUITING!

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