Danube cherry trees
Prunus cerasus 'Danube'
- Picking season: Mid
- Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
- Fruit color: Red
- Universal pollinator: No
An attractive red tart cherry which can also be eaten fresh.
Danube tart cherry trees for sale
Full-size 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
Our inventory is up to date, you can pre-order now for the spring 2024 planting season.
Danube is a tart cherry, intended for use in the kitchen, and ideal for cherry pies. However unlike most tart cherries it has a good level of sweetness and can be eaten fresh as well.
The cherries are bright red, with a juicy dark red flesh.
How to grow
Danube is easy to grow, and ripens about a week ahead of Montmorency.
It grows with a spreading habit, and on older trees the branches become semi-weeping.
Danube is reasonably self-fertile but cropping will be improved if there is another compatible cherry tree nearby - which may be a sweet or sour cherry.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Danube was developed in Hungary, and is also known as Erdi Botermo. It is a major commercial sour cherry cultivar in Europe, and accounts for about a third of total production in Hungary.
- Gardening skillBeginner
- Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
- Pollination group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Universal pollinatorNo
- Bearing regularityRegular
- Picking seasonMid
- UsesEating freshCulinary
- Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
- Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
- Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
- Country of originHungary
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Fruit colorRed
- Fruit sizeAverage