Governor Wood
Introduced 1842


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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

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Early

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies

Storage: A few weeks

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.

Rootstock: Colt

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to reduce height

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no 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.

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James Nelson
5 of 5 Stars
I tasted these at Andy Mariani's orchard in the Bay Area. They were amazing. I am so glad you are selling this variety. I am in Southern California inland so I may not have enough chill but in 2-4 years I will find out.


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 March, 2014.