Balaton Sweet Cherry deep red cherries hanging off of branch
Balaton Sweet Cherry deep red cherries ripe on the tree
Balaton Sweet Cherry deep red cherries hanging off of branch
Balaton Sweet Cherry deep red cherries ripe on the tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-15' apart
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-18' apart



  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Balaton™ Sweet Cherry Bare Root

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Prunus avium 'Balaton'

Regular price $89.00
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Why the Balaton™ Sweet Cherry Bare Root?

Balaton is a fun character that comes to us from Hungary as an alternative tart cherry to Montmorency. Similar but still different, Balaton offers a vigorously growing tree with an abundance of cherries for all to enjoy. The kiddos will having competitions over who can pick the most cherries, and most probably will not make it back into the house. At least you'll have peace of mind knowing that your family is eating fresh fruit from the saftey of your own backyard.

Balaton's history takes us back to Hungary when Hungarian farmers, in communist collectives, would collect the best tart cherry plantings in the town of Ujfeherto. These collected trees were determined to be the best tart cherries in Hungary, and cuttings from these trees made it all over the country as well as finally finding it's way to America. The fact that a tart cherry became popular in Hungary is unusual as Hungarians are more apt to enjoying sweet cherries but Balaton has changed the minds of many. Balaton is named after Lake Balaton found near Ujfeherto, Hungary.

How to use in the landscape?

A late-season producer, Balaton will not disappoint with its abundance of cherries on each branch. Being a vigorous tree, Balaton will not let just anything stop it from growing to it's full potential or filling it's branches with ripe cherries ripe for the picking. Balaton is partially self-fertile, however you will want to plant another sweet cherry nearby to produce larger yields than it would without another pollinator.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-9

    Mature Height: 12-15' tall

    Mature Width: 10-15' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 12-18' apart

How To Plant

Cherries are fast-growing trees, but keeping them in prime condition can be a bit of a challenge, as they are subject to a fair number of pests and diseases that find Cherries as appealing as we do. Smart cultural practices will go a long way towards keeping your Balaton Sweet Cherry Tree healthy and productive. Plant it in an open, sunny site in soil that's fertile and well drained. Provide regular irrigation during establishment and in periods of drought and mulch around the tree annually with shredded bark or wood chips to maintain even moisture and to moderate temperatures in the root zone. Be on the lookout for any potential problems and remove and destroy diseased fruits, leaves, or branches. You will need another variety of Sweet Cherry Tree in the vicinity to pollinate with.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

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