All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Cherry varieties

If the variety you are looking for is not listed here, please let us know.

  • Long heart shaped. Very soft, very juicy, somewhat watery. Stone small.
  • Heart shaped. Firm, crisp, juicy, very good flavour.
  • Round. Firm, fairly juicy, sweet, good quality.
  • Flattish-round. Very firm, very good flavour.
  • See Dun, Large Black, Preserving, Small Black Mazzards.
  • Good flavour.
  • Good quality.
  • Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, very good flavour, good quality. Stone small.
  • Oval. Fairly firm, sweet, juicy, fair quality.
  • Heart-shaped. Sweet, rich falvour when fully ripe, juicy, good quality.
  • Short heart-shaped. Sweet, good flavour, juicy, good quality. Stone small.
  • A early/mid-season English white cherry.
  • Long heart-shaped. Fairly firm, sweet, excellent flavour, juicy, good quality. Stone large.
  • Very firm, juicy, good flavour..
  • Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy.
  • Heart-shaped. Soft, sweet, good flavour, juicy, excellent quality.
  • Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, good flavour. Stone small.
  • The classic tart cherry variety for American cherry pie.
  • Roundish heart-shaped. Very firm, crisp, juicy, sweet and slightly acid.
  • The most widely-grown sour cherry
  • Long heart-shaped. Soft, fibrous, fairly sweet and juicy, fair quality. Stone medium.

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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