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

Cherry varieties

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  • Very good flavour.
  • Heart-shaped. Moderately firm, juicy, sweet, slightly acid and aromatic.
  • Very good flavour.
  • Roundish. Moderately firm, sweet, aromatic.
  • Round. Quite firm, sweet, aromatic. Stone semi-free.
  • Oval-heart shaped. Fairly juicy, fair to good quality. Stone large, almost free.
  • Round-oblong. Very firm, very good flavour, juicy, good to very good quality. Stone medium, not free.
  • Roundish-oval. Firm, very good quality.
  • Short-heart-shaped. Firm, a little fibrous, fairly juicy, fair quality.
  • Short heart-shaped. Fairly soft, a little fibrous, fair to good quality.
  • A morello-type tart cherry developed specifically for growing in the colder zones of North America.
  • Roundish-oblong. Soft, not fibrous, fairly juicy, sweet, good quality.
  • Roundish-heart-shaped. Firm, sweet, juicy, fair to good 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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