Best tasting cherry varieties we can grow in our yard

Asked May 2, 2020, 3:01 PM EDT

I know cherry trees are very popular in Oregon, but we want to make sure that we get a tree that also produces yummy fruit. What varieties would you recommend for planting in our backyard that also produce good tasting fruit?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Before you embark on this adventure, you might want to take a bit to read about their upkeep and challenges: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec819

Here is a helpful OSU Extension article which explains the various types, and has information about their ability to withstand infections: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-production/fruit-trees/five-most-important-attributes-sweet-cherries-varieties-fill-these-0

You'll need to consider what other variety or varieties are compatible for pollination, and here is a chart so you can plant the second one close by: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-production/fruit-trees/sweet-cherry-compatibility-bloom-timing-chart

Hope this is helpful. Good luck!