Cherries

 

Note: Ripening times based on the Adelaide HillsCherries

Cherries like cool winters and warm summers, and calm weather conditions through flowering and fruit set, so plant in the coolest part of your garden. To avoid waterlogging  plant cherries in well drained soil, but maintain the water supply during the fruiting season to achieve full fruit size. Cherries fruit on shirt second year spurs. 

Vista
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Fruit: Large round.
Skin: Dark red.
Flesh: Red, firm, sweet with good flavour, slightly acidic.
Maturity: Ripens late November.
Pollinators: Bing, Moss Early, Rainer.
Comments: An excellent pollen donor. Good resistance to cracking. Excellent early cherry.

Rons Seedling
Fruit: Medium to large heart-shape.
Skin: Dark red to black.
Flesh: Dark red, firm.
Maturity: Ripens early December.
Pollinators: Bedfords prolific, Burgsdorf.
Comments: An excellent quality cherry with good crack resistance.

Napoleon
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Fruit: Medium to large round.
Skin: Light yellow with red blush.
Flesh: Creamy white, firm, juicy and sweet.
Maturity: Ripens mid December.
Pollinators: Black Boy, Stella, Van, Williams.
Comments: Used for preserving as as fresh market. Moderate cracking.

Van
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Fruit:
Large heart-shape.
Skin: Dark red.
Flesh: Dark red, firm, juicy and sweet, excellent flavour.
Maturity: Ripens mid December.
Pollinators: Black Boy, Napoleon, Stella.
Comments: A top quality cherry. Very productive annual bearer.

Sunburst
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Fruit:
Very large round to heart-shape.
Skin: Dark red.
Flesh: Dark red, firm, sweet with good flavour.
Maturity: Ripens mid December.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: Good crack resistance. Very productive. Shows promise.

Stella
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Fruit: Medium to large heart-shape.
Skin: Dark red to black.
Flesh: Dark red, firm, sweet with good flavour.
Maturity: Ripens mid December.
Pollinators: Self-fertile, universal pollen donor.
Comments: Slight cracking. Produces heavy crops. An excellent commercial as well as home garden variety.

Bing
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Fruit: Medium to large heart-shape.
Skin: Dark red with nice lustre.
Flesh: Red, firm, juicy and sweet.
Maturity: Ripens mid December.
Pollinators: Black Boy, Stella, Van, Vista.
Comments: Very popular, one of the main varieties. Some cracking.

Black Boy
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Fruit:
Medium round oblong.
Skin: Dark red to black.
Flesh: Black, firm, fair flavour.
Maturity: Ripens mid December.
Pollinators: Stella, Van, Vista, Williams.
Comments: Good bearer with some crack resistance. Medium large stem.

 Morella
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Fruit:
Small round.
Skin: Red to dark red.
Flesh: Red with red juice, very tart.
Maturity: Ripens late December.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: The best pie cherry.

Williams Favourite
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Fruit: Large heart-shape.
Skin: Dark red to black.
Flesh: Red, soft, juicy and sweet, excellent flavour.
Maturity: Ripens late December.
Pollinators: Bing, Black Boy, Lambert, Sam.
Comments: Very good resistance to cracking. Good consistent cropper.

Lapins
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Fruit:
Large round.
Skin: Dark red.
Flesh: Dark red, firm, juicy and sweet, good flavour.
Maturity: Ripens late December.
Pollinators: Self-fertile.
Comments: High resistance to cracking. Cross between Van and Stella. Darker than Stella.