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Ripening time: January


The darkest coloured cherry, with a mahogany red flesh. Firm, sweet and very juicy, it is easily the best cherry for flavour!


Mid to Late flowering; however, flowers are very frost sensitive. Good rain cracking tolerance. 


Pollination is more complex in this variety. Kordia will fruit best when two pollination partners are present, but this cherry is worth the extra effort.


Kordia is self-sterile and requires a suitable pollination partner

Pollination Partners: Sam, Summit, Johanna, Regina, Sylvia.


Mature tree height: 3.5 – 5.5 m depending on shape


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells.


Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.

Kordia Cherry Tree


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