Early mid-season, self-fertile. Promising briner-type selection. Ripens 3 to 5 days before Ranier, earlier than other commercially used processor cherries. A Cornell University introduction; Emperor Francis X Stella. Fruits are medium-plus size, attractive yellow with red blush. Blooms later than other white fleshed cherries at Geneva; consistently very productive. In spring 2001, White Gold was the only variety producing a full crop in a Maryland test orchard, after prolonged cold weather in the spring. Good field tolerance of canker and leaf spot. Self-fruitful. A royalty of $1.25 is added to the base price of this tree.