Benton® PP#15,847

An early- to mid-season, dark red sweet cherry of excellent quality.  Developed at the Washington State University Prosser Research Center, Benton® is a self-fertile variety that blooms later than most other sweet cherry varieties.  The fruit is medium to large in size and more resistant to rain cracking than other varieties in this season.

Propagated Rootstocks:
Gisela® 5, Mazzard, CT500 Mahaleb, Gisela® 12


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Maturity Chart

Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)

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About Rootstock

Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.

Rootstock Chart

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Pollination Charts

Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.

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