Black fruit of excellent flavour, also known as Lapins
Pollination - Group 2
Cropping - Late July
Rootstock - Gisela 5 is equivalent to the apple M26 Semi Dwarf rootstock, producing a tree 2.5-3m (10ft) tall after 5 years, approx 50% the size of a standard cherry on seedling rootstock. Gisela 5 will come into fruit bearing in its third year.
Cherry trees on Gisela 5 cannot support themselves so you will need a 2m permanent stake or training against.
Provide regular feeding and watering, and to keep the area around the tree free from competing weeds or grass.
Gisela 5 was developed as a cross between two species of ornamental cherry,Prunus cerasus(the sour cherry) andPrunus canascens.