- A cherry is a drupe fruit. The stem of the cherry is called a pedicel and is left intact for fresh-eating.
- Cherries boost your immune system!
- Sweet cherries are typically picked by hand and sour cherry trees can be shaken to get the ripe drupes to drop.
- Plant trees in full sun (6 hours or more) and provide good air circulation; plant away from buildings and 15-20 feet from other trees.
- Cherry trees need to cross-pollinate and require bees to do the work. Mason bees are the primary pollinator and their efforts directly effect fruit production – even if the cultivar is self-pollinating, planting two different cultivars will lead to greater yields.
- Adaptable to most soil types, though well-draining soil is a must!
Popular varieties in stock now:
Top quality black cherries – large, juicy & sweet. Excellent for fresh-eating and canning.
Large, dark red sweet cherries with superior flavor – best for fresh-eating. Crack resistant.
A blushed yellow, large, sweet cherry – great for fresh-eating, canning or baking. Resembles ‘Rainier’ in flavor.
Large and dark skinned with a rich cherry flavor. Crack resistant and heavy producer.
Sweet cherry that satisfies the soul with its unique taste and large, bright red fruits.
Dark-red, nearly black cherries with good sweet flavor and great texture. Great for fresh-eating, canning, freezing and drying.