Prunus avium 'WhiteGold'
WhiteGold is one of the first self-fertile "white" cherries available to the home orchardist, and is similar to the popular and highly-regarded Rainier cherry.
It has the pale flesh and balanced flavor which is characteristic of white cherries and makes them more sought after than the red / black cherries.
The cherries are a medium size, and the very pretty - yellow with red blushes.
Being self-fertile it and will set a good crop of cherries even if there are no other cherry trees nearby.
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WhiteGold has good resistance to bacterial canker, the main disease of sweet cherries. It also has some resistance to cherry leaf spot.
WhiteGold is also a good pollenizer for many other sweet cherries.
Although relatively new, White Gold has established a reputation for being reliable and productive even in less than perfect conditions.
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WhiteGold was developed at Cornell University, New York and released in 2001. The parentage is Emperor Francis - still one of the mainstays of the commercial sweet cherry industry in the eastern states - and Stella - the first self-fertile sweet cherry.