Prunus spp.
One of our most useful and popular fruits, Sweet Cherries are great fresh, dried, or frozen, and our Hungarian and Pie Cherry varieties make delicious baked goods and juice.
Black Republican
Prunus avium
A parent of Bing Cherry, this large, sweet, dark red fruit is prized for its intense Black Cherry flavor. Happy in the Northwest and other regions, Black Republican bears abundant crops and is still grown commercially. This special variety was introduced in 1860 by Seth Lewelling, one of two brothers who were largely responsible for founding Oregon’s nursery industry. A Quaker and an Abolitionist, Seth Lewelling named this fruit in honor of those called Black Republicans, members of the Republican Party who opposed slavery. Plant with another Sweet Cherry for cross pollination. 2102
Compact Stella
Prunus avium
This unique, self-fertile Cherry should grow to only about 10-12 ft. in height. Compact Stella begins bearing within a year or two after planting and bears large, tasty, almost black fruit. 2105
Prunus avium
Hardier than most Sweet Cherries, Kristin has withstood temperatures to minus 25°F and below. Kristin produces abundant, large, dark burgundy fruit with flavorful, firm and juicy flesh. Plant with another Sweet Cherry for cross pollinaton. 2120
Prunus avium
Very large, dark purple, delicious and self-fertile, Lapins is one of the best Cherries available. Lapins is a favorite with commercial growers and is also an easy to grow and very productive variety for the home gardener. 2130
Prunus cerasus
This naturally dwarf, self-fertile pie cherry from Minnesota bears heavy crops of tasty, bright red fruit with red flesh and red juice. Northstar grows to 6-8 ft. in height and is hardy to minus 40°F. 2165
Prunus avium
Prized for its very large, beautiful, golden yellow fruit with a red blush, Rainier is one of the most popular cherries in markets and one of the best for the home gardener. Rainier bears abundant crops of sweet, richly flavored, firm and juicy fruit. Plant with another Sweet Cherry variety for cross pollination. 2140
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