Sweet Cherries:

  • Can be grown as 'normal' trees but difficulties arise as trees mature and birds are more adept at harvesting, hence popularity of dwarfing rootstock. Bush, fan, standard and half standard are all successful types.
  • Site must be well-sheltered and sunny.
  • Plant in November. Avoid shallow or sandy soil, prefers moist soil but must be free-draining.
  • Colour ranges from yellow to black.
  • If you have limited space, go for a self-fertile such as Stella otherwise you will need to ensure pollination partners.
  • Eaten raw.

Cherry blossom,
Wem, April 2010.
Acid Cherries: Duke Cherries:

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