The Governor Wood cherry is a 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. The Governor Wood cherry tree produces firm, meaty cherry that resists cracking in spring rains. It's is an old established variety with great disease resistance. Great flavor for an early, hardy and reliable tree. Self-fertile sweet cherry. Please see below for further information on our Governor Wood cherry trees for sale.
Considerations for Governor Wood Cherry
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses:Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies
Origin Date: Introduced 1842
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-4 years
Recommended Spacing:12-16 ft.
Mature Size:12-16 ft.
Water Requirements:12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning:Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: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.