It takes more than just bees for pollination!
Grandpa explains the "birds and bees" of fruit pollination.

Cherry - Tart Varieties

Tart cherries are becoming more popular because of better varieties for fresh eating than the common tart, pie cherry.  Tart cherry tends to be more winter hardy than sweet, and are usually just as easy to grow. 

Due to phytosanitary restrictions and concerns Grandpa will not accept orders or ship Tart 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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Balaton® Tart Cherry

Balaton® Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Balaton®'
Balaton® Tart Cherry is an interesting tart cherry with more flavor and "body" than Montmorency. It is well flavored and is firmer and not as juicy as Montmorency. It makes a great dried tart cherry and is good for fresh eating and pies too. It ri

Danube® Tart Cherry

Danube® Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Danube®'
Danube® Tart Cherry is a new cultivar for the United States. The fruit is medium to large, dark red, and sweeter than Montmorency. The trees are very productive. It ripens earlier than Montmorency and has red juice and flesh. It is great for eating

Early Richmond Tart Cherry

Early Richmond Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Early Richmond'
Early Richmond Tart Cherry is a medium size, juicy, bright red fruit with thin, light red skin. The trees are strong, helthy, self-pollinating heavy producers. This is the leading sour variety that ripens at lease one week prior to other pie cherries

English Morello Tart Cherry

English Morello Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'English Morello'
English Morello is an antique tart cherry variety known for its cold hardiness and heavy cropping. Its medium size cherries have dark red flesh and juice. It is very productive and ripens about 10 days after Montmorency.

Evans Bali Tart Cherry

Evans Bali Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Evans Bali'

Evans Bali Tart cherry is one of the hardiest tart cherries to be found.  It is a naturally compact, dwarfish tree that will withstand the cold north winters and produce an abundance of tart pie cherries which are bright red.&


Jubileum® Tart Cherry

Jubileum® Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Jubileum®'
Jubileum® Tart Cherry is an very early maturing, dark purplish-red tart cherry variety, ripening ten days before Montmorency. It is dark fleshed and excellent to start the season. It hangs very well on the tree, just getting sweeter and sweeter. Gr

Meteor Tart Cherry

Meteor Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Meteor'
Meteor is a natural genetic dwarf that will grow about half as much as other tart cherries. It produces a nice, tart, juicy, meaty pie cherry that resembles Montmorency. It is extremely hardy. It blooms and ripens a week after after Montmorency.

Montmorency Tart Cherry

Montmorency Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
Grandpa's Choice™ Montmorency Tart Cherry has long been recognized as the standard of the tart cherry industry. The fruit is bright red, medium in size and have a clear, juicy flesh. The trees are self-fruitful, winter hardy, very produc

North Star Tart Cherry

North Star Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'
North Star is one of the hardiest of the tart cherries and is an excellent choice for the far north where winters really get cold. It can withstand -40F and produce an excellent crop of large, morello-type, red-fleshed, freestone fruit. Excellent f

Supermont Tart Cherry

Supermont Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Supermont'

SuperMont™ Tart Cherry is a larger version of the standard Montmorency cherry.  It is approximately 30% larger fruit, but with the same qualities and ripening season.


Surefire™ Tart Cherry

Surefire™ Tart Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Surefire™'
Surefire™ Tart Cherry is relatively new to the industry. It is a late blooming tart cherry with resistance to spring frosts. The fruit is bright red, medium in size, and very tart. The trees are vigorous and productive.