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Balaton� Tart Cherry

Balaton� Tart Cherry

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Balaton® Tart Cherry

Prunus cerasus 'Balaton®'

Balaton® Tart Cherry is an interesting tart cherry with more flavor and "body" than Montmorency. It is well flavored and is firmer and not as juicy as Montmorency. It makes a great dried tart cherry and is good for fresh eating and pies too. It ripens a week or more later than Montmorency.


12-18 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
249 Balaton(R) Tart Cherry on Semi-Dwarf (Gisela 6) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $31.99 Add to Cart

Prunus cerasus 'Balaton®'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Balaton is more vigorous than Montmorency and blooms a little later. It is not quite as productive as Montmorency. We suggest planting it with other tart cherries as a little cross-pollination may help set more fruit, although it is considered self-fertile. The tree is less susceptible to bacterial leaf spot than Montmorency and it will hold its leaves much better through the summer.

A Little History about Balaton® Tart Cherry

Balaton® was introduced into the US from Hungary where it has been a popular cherry for a long time. It is making inroads into the commercial tart cherry market at present.

Prunus cerasus 'Balaton®' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Late season
Concentrated harvest
Other Attributes
Keeps well
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for drying
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking