High quality sweet cherry with a golden yellow skin with red blush. The flesh is firm, but tender sweet and richly flavored with high aroma. Firm, meaty cherry resists cracking in spring rains. It's is an old established variety with great disease resistance. Great flavor for a early, hardy and reliable tree. Self fertile sweet cherry.
Growing Considerations for Governor Wood Introduced 1842
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Early
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Origin Date: 1800`s
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to reduce height
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits