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All Things Cherry, the Sweet and the Sour: The Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, Cooking, and Eating Delicious Cherries

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Are you a sweet type or a sour type? That’s not a question about your disposition, but about the types of wonderful cherries you prefer. The amazing thing about cherries is their variety, starting with their type. You can grow sweet cherries that…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
George Washington may never have chopped down a cherry tree, but it’s easy to see why that would have been such a grave misdemeanor: Cherry trees are so beautiful, and their fruit is so delicious to eat. Cherries come to us from the area that is now…  READ MORE right arrow
Ripe cherries on tree


Cherry trees
There are two types of cherries: sweet cherries (Prunus avium) and tart or sour cherries (Prunus cerasus). They cannot be used to pollinate each other, and no two of the same sweet or sour variety can pollinate each other, so if you’re interested in a self-sterile variety, you’ll have…  READ MORE right arrow
Large pots with good drainage for growing dwarf cherry trees
It’s entirely possible to grow dwarf cherry trees in pots! This allows you to get the most sunlight possible for your trees by moving them around. But first, research which type of tree/s will suit your climate. If you choose a…  READ MORE right arrow

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