Which is a sweet cherry?

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  1. karaman

    karaman Gardener

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    hallo,

    i want a cherry tree in the garden - has to be black fruited, self-fertile and as sweet as honey. these are the varieties i have come up with sofar: sweetheart / sunburst / merchant / kordia --- i dont have space for more than one tree.
    QUESTION: does anyone know which one is the sweetest variety?
    thanks, karaman
     
  2. Janet mahay

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    Sweetheart as its more of an eating variety not sure of the others
     
  3. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Must admit I'm not well up on cherry varieties, they grow a lot around here and are avilible from july to mid august most years from local orchards.
    So, I'd never bother growing one myself , bearing in mind bird problems and splitting in wet seasons.
    I was under the impression that it was mostly the morello cherry that was considered sour.:scratch::smile:
    Just for a bit more input, a local nursery that is good.:smile:
    Cherry trees for sale | Buy fruit trees online
     
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    Most cherries need a pollinator so best check that before you plant only one.
     
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    Silver surfer PLANTAHOLIC

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    Suggest you contact a reliable grower who can advise you on size of trees, time of fruit, flavour and pollination.
    eg Ashridge trees
    Advice on Buying Cherry Trees
     
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      On the Deacons website they show 6 dessert (sweet) ones and claim all are self-fertile.
      Cherry Trees (Desserts) | Deacon's Nursery
      I have not bought cherry trees from them, but they were excellent for apple trees. They say Lapins is resistant to splitting.
       
    • karaman

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      magic! lots to think about, thanks to all -- tending towards a sunburst fan but have to sleep on it...

      thanks again to everyone, its so good to get lots of opinions. cheers, karaman
       
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