Bright red and juicy best describe this early maturing tart cherry. It ripens a week ahead of Montmorency. Danube® has a sweeter flavor and higher sugar content than other tarts and can be eaten out of hand. The fruit is large with firm flesh that handles better than traditional tart varieties and picks with a clean stem scar.
Erdi Botermo cv.
A medium-size cherry that resembles Bing, the tree bears black, sweet fruits. Van is an excellent pollinator for several varieties of sweet cherry. The tree has good vigor, is hardy, and is typically very productive. Van will not cross-pollinate with Regina™.
This fruit is medium-size with very dark reddish-black skin and flesh color. A firm, good quality cherry. A very good pollinator for other sweet cherry varieties.
A Hungarian variety with large fruit that has dark red skin and dark flesh. This black cherry ripens about the same time as Montmorency. Balaton™ is a self-fruitful variety that picks just after Montmorency and blooms one to two days later.
A large black cherry with a long stem that is firm yet juicy. This variety comes from the Czech Republic and bears fruit of excellent quality. Attika® blooms later than other sweets and is ideal for growing areas where late spring frosts are a problem. Attika® should be paired with other late blooming cherry varieties for best pollination.
The No. 1 processing cherry on the market, Montmorency produces plump, round red fruits with yellow flesh and clear juice. The highly acidic flavor of Montmorency holds up well to cooking. Like other tarts, this cherry is self-fruiting. The tree is early bearing and a heavy producer.
Lapins is one of the most planted commercial black cherries in the West. The flesh is sweet and juicy with good flavor. Lapins is a large, mahogany-red cherry that is self-fertile and ripens approximately one week after Bing. Even though the fruit sets heavy on the limb, it retains a good size. The tree is an upright grower.
A beautiful blonde sweet cherry that provides pollen for other light-colored sweets, such as Emperor Francis and Royal Ann. This variety is a heavy cropper, well-suited for areas where Rainier is too tender, and can be mechanically harvested.
U.S. Plant Patent Pending
Another new introduction from Cornell University, BlackGold™ is a self-fertile dark sweet cherry. It ripens approximately seven days later than Bing, is late blooming, and somewhat frost resistant. The variety demonstrates good hardiness in cooler growing areas. BlackGold™ is a good pollenizer for late-blooming varieties.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 17301
The large fruit of this German import is exceptionally firm and split resistant. Its skin is dark red and the red flesh is about one shade lighter in color. The tree blooms about four days after Bing, while the fruit ripens 10 to 14 days later. This variety is not compatible with Van.
Jork 57/201 cv.
Another late cherry introduction from the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia, Skeena™ is a rising star among commercial sweet cherry varieties. The fruit is dark, sweet, and juicy. Although it is self-fruiting, and seems to handle late spring frosts, it bears good-sized cherries that mature about two weeks after Bing. Production is good and the tree appears to be a consistent cropper.
Sweetheart™ is a cross between Van and Newstar and hails from Canada. It is a bright red cherry that has become the standard late-season variety among Western growers. It is self-fruiting and extremely productive. The tree requires pruning to prevent size problems associated with overcropping. Sweetheart™ is a consistent producer for late districts.
A very good producer. The fruit is very firm and golden yellow in color. Will pollinate most sweet cherry varieties. Well adapted to mechanical harvesting.
This is a late black cherry with exceptional size and quality. This Bing sport was discovered by Bob Brown on Stemilt Hill outside Wenatchee, Washington. Quality, flavor, appearance and size are all similar to Bing only several days later! It matures at the same time as 13S-20-09. This variety should be perfect for late districts.
U.S. Plant Patent No. 15386
Glossy, black sweet cherry of good quality. Good processor. Hardy and consistent cropper. Fruit resists cracking. Grower friendly tree structure with wide-angle crotches. A favorite selection for Eastern and Midwest growers.
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