Sour Cherries

In 2008 a small planting of 100 sour "tart" cherries was established. The plants were acquired from Canada. They are a new release out of the University of Saskatchewan's plant breeding program and were developed for their hardiness and their high quality as a pie cherry. In 2011 we were able to harvest a small crop of fruit from the plants. We were pleased by their size, attractiveness and tremendous culinary qualities. Although slightly tart, they are amazingly good fresh. Our first planting was mostly of the variety Crimson Passion. Since then we have added Carmine Jewel, Cupid, Juliet and a few Romeo. The cherries start ripening at the end of July.