What kind of cherry tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

Asked March 23, 2015, 8:43 AM EDT

What kind of cherry tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

Washington County Ohio

1 Response

Hi -

Our experts recommend tart cherries for Ohio. Some cultivars we suggest are: Early Richmond, Jubileum, Montmorency, Meteor and North Star.

Sweet cherries need excellent soil drainage and are not recommended. If you want to try anyway, they recommend Emperor Francis, Kristin, Ulster, Royalton and Windsor.

For more information about growing them, as well as insect and disease information, go to:
http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/fruit.html#FRU.5

For home fruit production, we recommend purchasing the all-encompassing , 'Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide - Bulletin 940." You can purchase this full-color guide at your local OSU Extension office.