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Cherry trees are important for the early June fresh fruit market, and the sweet cherry tree Prunus avium and the sour cherry tree Prunus cerasus are both commercially available in supermarkets during the early  summer.  Sour cherries are mostly in demand for canning and for cooking specials,  like the delicious baked cherry pie.  The sweet cherries are distributed to markets for fresh eating, ice cream and many other fresh fruit delicacies.  Red and black cherry colors are the most common commercial cherries that are sold in supermarkets,  but also some yellow cherries and white cherries can be found in market stores.  Michigan and Utah are large producers of sour cherries, and sweet cherries mostly come from the Northwestern States like CA, WA and OR.  Cherry trees are easy to grow, but they require enough cold temperature at nights to set an abundant fruit crop.

Bing Cherry Tree Bing Cherry Tree

USDA Zones 5-8


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Montmorency Cherry Tree Montmorency Cherry

USDA Zones 5-8


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  • Black Tartarian Cherry Trees
    The Black Tartarian Cherry tree is a sweet cherry with a black skin and bright red pulp. The Black Tartarian Cherry trees are cold hardy, and the cherries have an extended shelf life that makes them popular for stocking grocery market fruit sections.
  • Plant a Montmorency Cherry Tree
    Montmorency Cherry trees are very heavy producing commercial cherry tree cultivars that are sour, bright red cherries or pie cherries that are excellent for canning and cooking.
  • Plant a Bing Cherry Tree
    The Bing Cherry tree produces clusters of purple-maroon colored cherries that have a long shelf life for buying fresh as sweet cherries from the supermarket in July.
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