Cherry Trees

CHERRY

(Prunus avium)

Cherry trees are a deciduous fruit tree that will typically drop its leaves over winter, if it’s cold enough. While they are a very popular summertime fruit, they do need a cooler climate in order to produce, so they may not be suited to the warmer regions of Australia. They tend to do well in places where the winters do see a decent amount of chill and even frosts, similar to the Bilpin region of NSW.

They will, however, provide beautiful, pale pink blossoms in springtime, regardless of fruiting.

Cherry trees prefer deep, very well-drained soil with plenty of nutrients so they can thrive. In the right climate, a well-fed cherry tree can be a prolific bearer with fruit ripening over the summer months.

Plant them in full sun, but try to keep them protected from strong winds. They can tolerate part shade if you’re in particularly a hot, dry region.

Dwarf cherry trees produce the same size fruit as their full-size counterparts and may require staking to help support the branches if the fruit load is quite a lot.

Note: Dwarf Cherry trees sold out


Fullsize Varieties

$59.50

Max Height: 4 – 5m

  • Lapins
  • Morello (sold out)
  • Sir Don (sold out)
  • Stella
  • Sunburst

Dwarf
Varieties

Sold out

Max Height: 2 – 2.5m

  • Lapins
  • Stella

Cherry Variety Information

Click on the names below for more details about our cherry range, as well as pollination information.

Lapins Cherry Information

The Lapins cherry is a large, plump, and slightly heart-shaped fruit. It has a smooth, deep ruby skin and a dense, red inner flesh that’s sweet and juicy with very little tartness.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Morello Cherry Information

Morello cherries are a small to medium-sized, round fruit with red to dark-red skin. The inner flesh is also red, firm and juicy.

Morello cherries do have quite a tart or sour flavour so while they may be less fun to snack on, they’re actually quite prized for their use in preserve-making, GlacĂ© cherries, and even wine making.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Sir Don Cherry Information

Sir Dons are a relatively large, heart-shaped cherry with dark red to reddish black coloured skin when ripe. The inner flesh is red and firm with a juicy, sweet flavour. They’re a popular cherry for both eating and cooking.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Stella Cherry Information

Stella cherries were developed in British Columbia, Canada and are notable as the first self-fertile sweet cherry to be named.

They are a large, heart-shaped cherry with a bold red outer skin. The inner flesh is crisp, juicy, and red in colour. They’re sweet and widely regarded to have one of the best cherry flavours.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Sunburst Cherry Information

Sunburst produces a large, dark red to almost black cherries. The inner flesh is also dark red in colour with a decent firmness and an intense, sweet flavour.

Fruit ripens: January – February

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating, but will fruit better when paired with Stella

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