Edible cherry tree suggestion

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E Smyth asked 9 years ago

I’m looking for a Cherry Tree recommendation. 1) Tasty cherries 2) Mid sized – pref 3 metres approx height and bushy. Any suggestions? Also – Will birds devour the lot or will I be left with at least half the produce? I’m prepared to net the tree if necessary.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
‘Stella’ is the most reliable of cherries, also most widely available, usually on Colt rootstock which will make a 4-metre tree. ‘Sunburst’ is also available, darker in colour. Both are self-fertile, so only one tree is needed.

Birds are the bane of cherry-growing and netting is likley to be essential. This is easier to do if the tree is wall-trained in a fan-shape.