Different varieties of Cherries produce fruit at varying times over summer (early, mid or late-season varieties). There are varieties with white-fleshed fruit and also miniature or dwarf trees that grow around 2.5 m tall. Some Cherries are self-fertile (only one tree is required) however others require cross-pollination from a pollinating partner to be able to produce fruit. Check the plant tag of your chosen variety for pollination information.
Different varieties of Cherries also require different amounts of chilling hours (cold winter temperatures) to fruit successfully, so it’s important to grow a variety that’s suited to your climate.
Popular Cherry varieties include:
‘Lapins’ – late maturing and self-fertile with dark red fruit, needs a cool climate, available in dwarf form.
‘Stella’ – mid-season maturity and self-fertile with red fruit, needs a cool climate, available in dwarf form.
‘Sir Don™’ – self-fertile with dark red to black fruit.
‘Morello’ – late maturing and self-fertile sour cherry that’s ideal for cooking, available in dwarf form.
‘Minnie Royal’ – low-chill variety with red fruit, needs a pollinator like ‘Royal Lee’.
‘Starkrimson’ – self-fertile with large red fruit, does best in a cool climate.
‘Trixzie White Cherree®’ – miniature tree with mid-season light pink fleshed fruit, needs a pollinator, does best in cool climates.
‘Trixzie Black Cherree®’ – miniature self-fertile tree with dark red fruit, suitable for cool temperate to warm temperate climates.