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CHERRIES    

 SWEET CHERRIES

 


Black Tartarian

An excellent pollinator for other sweet cherries. The fruit are sweet, juicy and rich. They ripen early to form a large reddish-black cherry. The tree is vigorous and erect bearing at an early age. Ripens in early July.

Zones 5-7. 

Std.   1 Yr.         $27.00  


Hartland

Hartland is an early-mid season black sweet cherry. Consistently productive,

crops heavily and bears annually. Fruit are medium to large,

frequently nearly one inch in diameter. Tree is vigorous and uniquely

spreading in habit.

Zones 5-7. 

Std.   1 Yr.         $27.00  


Sandra Rose

Self - Pollinating, the Sandra Rose is highly regarded for it's sweet flavor.

Fruit is dark red, round with moderately firm flesh.

Appears to have good tolerance to splitting Ripens in  July.

Zones 5-7. 

Std.   1 Yr.         $27.00  


Ulster

A cross between Schmidts and Lambert. Requires cross pollination from another variety. The trees is vigorous and productive . Resists Cracking. Fruit is dark red, large, sweet and firm fleshed. Resistant to cracking.

 Ripens in late June / early July. Zones 5-7.

Std.   2 Yr.         $35.00  


PIE CHERRIES

  Balaton

Balaton®  is larger, sweeter and firmer than the older Montmorency. The flavor is mildly tart (not sour), making it suitable for fresh eating. The vibrant red color makes it excellent for juice, preserves, jelly and pies. The tree is self-pollinating, quick bearing, grows vigorously and should be trained as a sweet cherry tree. Ripens the last of May.  Zones 5-7a.

Std.   1 Yr.         $27.00  

Std.   2 Yr.   $35.00  


Montmorency 

Known as "the pie cherry", this fruit is an easy to grow variety,

requiring  little spraying. Self-fruitful and quick bearing,

it ripens the last of May-early June.

Zones 5-7 and parts of 8.

 

Std.   2 Yr.         $35.00     


North Star 

A naturally dwarf tree growing to about 7ft., North Star is also

 Self-fruitful and winter hardy, it ripens the late June, early July. The fruit is

red and tart, perfect for pies, preserves and jellies. An excellent tree for the

home gardener with limited space.

 Zones 5-9a

Std.   1 Yr.         $27.00     



Planting Information

These luscious fruit are delicious eaten fresh as well used in many recipes for baking,  jams, ice cream, candies, wine and more. An excellent source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, and many people swear by the gout relieving properties of the darker cherry varieties.

Cherry trees offer a spectacular show of blooms in the spring that mature quickly to luscious red fruit in the early to mid summer. Fall color can range from yellow to orange-red. The trees should be planted in a sunny location with well drained soil. Soil pH needs to be at least 7.0, so most soils will need added lime. The cherries we offer are noted as needing cross pollination or self-pollinating , but will set a better crop with another variety; sweet with sweet, tart with tart. Prune to open vase shape in early spring before buds begin to break. In general, treat the cherry tree like a plum tree. All varieties are on standard rootstock because we have not found a reliable dwarf rootstock that is long lived. A more dwarf size can be maintained with proper pruning.

 

(We cannot ship Cherries to CA, WA or OR

due to State Regulations)

 

 

 

 

 

 Johnson Nursery, Inc.

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1352 Big Creek Rd.,   Ellijay, GA 30536