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What a find! A large and firm, dark red sweet cherry that is
self-pollinating and late blooming to miss late spring
frosts. A Stella hybrid so it is also sweet, juicy, heart-shaped and firm.
Tree is vigorous and productive. Ripens mid July.
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.
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
Ripens in late June / early July. Zones 5-7.
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.
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.
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
(We cannot ship Cherries to CA, WA
due to State Regulations)