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Cherry - Sweet Varieties

Sweet cherries are one of the most popular fruits to eat and can be easy to grow because of their short season--- less trouble with insects and diseases.  However, expect the birds to start eating them even before they are ripe--- pesky critters!  In general, sweet cherry trees are fairly hardy, but can suffer from short life and winter damage unless well cared for.

Due to phytosanitary restrictions and concerns Grandpa will not accept orders or ship Sweet Cherry or other stonefruits to CA or HI and the following counties in Colorado---Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mesa, Rio Grande, Saguache Counties.  We may limit shipping of certain varieties to the following states---  ID, OR, WA--- depending on their source and virus-free certification status. We cannot ship any stock to CANADA or outside the USA.

Note:  Planting a variety outside of its normal Hardiness Zone will void our normal replacement policy.  Please be careful in your selections!

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Bing Dark Sweet Cherry

Bing Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Bing'
Grandpa's Choice™Bing Dark Sweet Cherry is a deep mahogany colored fruit that is firm and juicy. Known as the standard for flavor, it has meaty, purple flesh. Bing has a moderate cracking tendency, and is recommended for areas with less rainfal

Black Tartarian Dark Sweet Cherry

Black Tartarian Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Black Tartarian'
Black Tartarian Cherry is an excellent dark, juicy, sweet cherry for the backyard orchard. It is an early bearer, and an excellent producer of good crops of sweet, full flavored cherries. It is an excellent pollinator for other sweet cherries. It

BlackGold™ Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

BlackGold™ Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'BlackGold™'
Grandpa's Choice™BlackGold™ Dark Sweet Cherry is large, black sweet cherry ripens one week after Bing and is self-fertile and an excellent pollinator for other late blooming varieties. The tree is frost resistant and very hardy. B

Emperor Francis Blush Sweet Cherry

Emperor Francis Blush Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Emperor Francis'
Emperor Francis Blush Sweet Cherries ripen in June with an outstanding flavor. Fruit is large, high quality and yellowish-white. Trees are very hardy, productive and reliable. Emperor Francis is quite crack resistant

Grandpa's Early Black™ Sweet Cherry

Grandpa's Early Black™ Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Rynbrandt'
Grandpa's Early Black™ Sweet Cherry is one of the earliest ripening dark sweet cherries suitable for the eastern growing areas. It is crack resistant, hardy, and a good eater.

Hedelfingen Dark Sweet Cherry

Hedelfingen Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Hedelfingen'
The Hedelfingen Dark Sweet Cherry is an old european variety good for gresh eating, freezing and canning. Fruit is large, firm and black. Trees are vigorous, healthy early bearing reliable producers that ripen midseason. It is quite crack resistant.

Hudson Dark Sweet Cherry

Hudson Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Hudson'
Hudson is a good, sweet black sweet cherry that is more crack-resistant than most cherries. It ripens later in the season and hangs well on the tree. It is moderately productive and hardy.

Kristin Dark Sweet Cherry

Kristin Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Kristin'
Kristin Dark Sweet Cherry is known for being one of the hardiest cherries. It does well in Zone 5 and in the milder parts of Zone 4. It has large dark purplish fruit approaching 1 inch, which is meaty, juicy and tasty. It is a good producer and is re

Lapins Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Lapins Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Lapins'
Lapins Dark Sweet Cherry is a firm, excellent quality, crack resistant fruit that is as large as Bings. They have a rich flavor and ripen in late July. Trees are heavy producers, felf-fertile and resists late frosts.

Ranier Blush Sweet Cherry

Ranier Blush Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Ranier'

   Grandpa's Choice™ Ranier Blush Sweet Cherry's skin color is golden yellow with a considerable amount of red blush. The fruit is very large and firm, and it's clear colored flesh has a distinctly different flavor. The tree is vig


Regina Dark Sweet Cherry

Regina Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Regina'
Regina(TM) is a new dark sweet cherry bred in Europe and recently introduced to the United States. It is dark red with reddish flesh and sweet tart flavor. The large fruit is exceptionally firm and more crack and split resistant than most sweet cherr

Schneider Dark Sweet Cherry

Schneider Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Schneider'
Schneider Dark Sweet Cherry is a late ripening cherry that is very crack resistant. It is large and firm.

Stella Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Stella Self-fertile Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Stella'
Grandpa's Choice™ Stella Dark Sweet Cherry is a large, good quality fruit from vigorous and productive trees. It is self-fertile so requires no pollinators. It is somewhat susceptible to cracking.

Sunset Bing® Dark Sweet Cherry

Sunset Bing® Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Sunset Bing'
Sunset Bing® is a very late ripening sport of the famous Bing cherry. It has all the same qualites, but ripens 3-4 weeks later! It is a good variety to finish off the cherry season with.

Ulster Dark Sweet Cherry

Ulster Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Ulster'
Ulster is an excellent dark sweet cherry for the east and midwest. It is more crack tolerant than most varieties and the tree is quite hardy. It ripens in early mid-season and is large, crisp, sweet and tasty.

Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Van Dark Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Van'

Van is one of the hardier sweet cherries, and will do better than Bing in the colder areas.  The fruit is Bing type, but slightly smaller.  Ripens a week or so after Bing.  It is a heavy producer and excellent pollinator for many ot


WhiteGold™ Self-fertile Blush Sweet Cherry

WhiteGold™ Self-fertile Blush Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'WhiteGold™'
Grandpa's Choice™ WhiteGold™ Blush Sweet Cherry is a new self-fertile sweet cherry that bears large, yellow fruit with a shiny red blush. Trees are very hardy and frost tolerant. It is a very good choice for a self-fertile, blush