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Growing sweet and sour cherries
« on: October 22, 2016, 08:00:43 AM »
Cherry crop is looking very promising this year  ;D






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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 02:47:59 PM »
Looks real good.  We can't grow cherries in my area.  Do you have some trees that make the sour and others that make sweet cherries?
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 03:54:29 PM »
Beautiful sight!

We love cherries!
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 08:46:25 PM »
Looks real good.  We can't grow cherries in my area.  Do you have some trees that make the sour and others that make sweet cherries?
Hi Chapman, yes sweet and sour cherries are different species. Sour cherries are also known as morello cherries. Being in the Perth Hill, i have enough chilling hours to grow stone fruits.
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 05:37:33 AM »
Those are great looking blooms.  It looks like the tree will be loaded with fruit.  Here on the gulf coast of Texas, growing stone fruits is something we only dream about - it would be a rare winter to get enough chilling hours.
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2016, 10:22:54 AM »
hi vincent!  your trees look amazing!  hopefully they will all set fruit and your family will have tons of delicious cherries to snack on while walking through the garden  :)
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 05:41:20 AM »
Sweet cherries are ripening nicely. We had a couple but we have too be quick - local birds also like them  ;)
These are low chill varieties. Morello cherries will be ready later around Christmas I think.





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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 10:26:45 AM »
Looking good Vincent! or I should say Looking Delicious!

 
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 05:01:16 AM »




Morello (sour) cherries are almost ready. These are my favorite cherries. They remind me of my childhood back in France. Both my grand parents and my Dad had such trees in their garden so these sour cherries that you cannot buy at the shops will always be special to me.
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 09:21:00 AM »
Fantastic!
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 03:27:51 PM »
Brother Vince, How old are those trees? Also what is the wait time between planting and fruit? Would like to get a few for the farm!
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2016, 03:59:54 AM »
Brother Vince, How old are those trees? Also what is the wait time between planting and fruit? Would like to get a few for the farm!
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Hi Steve, sour cherries originate from eastern Europe so they can take a lot of cold weather when dormant. Surprisingly they also can take a lot of heat, they take our summer heat waves well. My grand mother was from Poland and they grew them over there. Good thing is that they are self fertile so you only need one tree to produce. They grow slowly in cold climate but it is worth it IMO. Freshly made sour cherry pies are excellent. My grand mother used to preserved those cherries in 55% alcohol and apparently they tasted better  the longer they were kept in there. 
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 06:20:29 AM »
Vince it would be worth a trip to NZ just to have some of those sour cherries! I planted two cherry trees last spring but, neither of them made it through our winter. I knew the chance was slim but, I love cherries too and had to take a chance.
I think if you packed it right, you could get a sour cherry pie shipped to me right away! I'd be forever greatful!!! hehehehe
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 06:41:51 AM »
Hi Bob, I had to order my bare rooted sour cherry trees from Tasmania (Tazzy turfer's home) a couple of years ago. I could not source any such trees in my State.  I did not know if they would do ok or not here. I am glad I took my chances.
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Re: Growing sweet and sour cherries
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 06:53:56 AM »
There are a few left on the trees but it is almost the end. I am surprised they survived the 107F weather we experienced a few day days ago.


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