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Cherry varieties

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  • Roundish heart-shaped. Firm, fairly juicy, fair quality. Stone large.
  • Roundish-oblong. Soft, somewhat fibrous, fairly juicy, sweet, good quality. Small stone.
  • Moderately firm, excellent flavour. Important comercially in North America.
  • Soft, juicy, fair to average quality, sometimes bitter. Stone large.
  • Heart-shaped. Soft, juicy.
  • Heart-shaped. Soft, melting, very juicy, sweet. Good flavour and quality when fully ripe. Stone small.
  • Very pointed heart-shaped. Very soft, juicy, sweet, very good flavour. Stone large.
  • Round heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, sweet, rich flavour, good quality. Stone small.

We are grateful to Martin Crawford of Agroforestry Research Trust, for assistance with cherry data. Martin is also the author of a number of books, most recently Creating a Forest Garden.

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