Cherries

BLACKGOLD SWEET CHERRY
Late Mid

Known for its consistent heavy yield of large, dark, well-flavoured fruit. Black Gold has good crack resistance and blooms very late making it extremely frost resistant. This exceptional sweet cherry is self-fertile and also a good pollenizer, but not for early blooming.

Year Acquired: 2017 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2017: Neither
2018:

 

COMPACT STELLA
Canada, 1987
(DARK RED)
Dip/F/B/C/Fr
Good Pollinator
Late July

Compact Stella sweet cherry trees bear very dark red heart-shaped fruit that is of high quality for fresh eating, and equally well-suited for canning, drying, or freezing. This variety is a genetic variant of the Stella variety. Typical height is 8-10 feet (2.5-3.0m). Compact Stella is self-fertile and is also an excellent pollinator for other varieties

Year Acquired: 2016 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Neither
2017: Blossom/Fruit
2018:

 

COMPACT VAN
Canada, 1979
(BRIGHT RED)
Dip/F/B/C/Fr
Self sterile.
Late July

Compact Van bears bright red, firm-fleshed fruit with good flavour for fresh eating and canning, drying, or freezing. Ripens late July in Ontario. This variety is a genetic variant of the Van variety, hence the name. Typical mature height is 8-10 feet (2.5-3.0m).

Year Acquired: 2016 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Neither
2017: Neither
2018:

 

CRIMSON PASSION
(shrub)
IN POT SEPT 2017
Late July

Very dark flesh and also juice. High sugar content and intense flavour. At 5-6ft it is the most compact Romance Series bush.

Year Acquired: 2016 – Fall

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Neither
2017: Neither
2018:

 

KRISTIN SWEET CHERRY
Italian
Self Sterile
Early Mid

Medium to large size, purplish-black fruit resists cracking. Firm but juicy flesh has richly aromatic, sweet flavour. Highly productive canker resistant tree is considered to be the most winter hardy.

Year Acquired: 2017 – Spring

Fruit/Blossom
2017: Neither
2018:

 

ROMEO
(shrub)
IN POT SEPT 2017
Mid Aug

Sweet, pleasant-flavoured fruit is great for fresh use or processing. Also one of the best for juice making.

Year Acquired: 2016 – Fall

Fruit/Blossom
2016: Neither
2017: Neither
2018:

 

Note: Cherries do not ripen after picking.

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