- Very reliable and productive, Gold produces abundant crops of sweet and flavorful, bright yellow fruit. An easy to grow variety, Gold is disease-resistant and resists cracking after rain. Considered to be resistant to predation by birds due to its color, the sweet and tangy flavor will make these cherries a favorite snack in your home. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid June. Reputed to be self-fertile but larger crops with another sweet cherry variety.