Evans cherry, Bali cherry and sometimes referred to as Evans/Bali cherry. All 3 names refer to the same variety. A very hardy tart cherry that is excellent for pies, jams and cobblers. Originated in Canada near Edmonton Alberta. Thrives in very cold climates where many other tart cherry varieties fail. Noted for exceptionally high yields.
Much loved by birds and raccoons.
Cherry trees are most commonly pruned to a central leader system. Prune in late winter/early spring while still dormant. Tree will grow to 15′ tall but can be kept lower with proper pruning.
Like all cherries, birds are the worst pest. Netting the tree or using any scare tactics (Inflated owls, shiny metal strips hung in trees ect) may be necessary to keep the birds at bay.
The original Evans cherry survived well in zone 3 but was very prone to suckering as grown own root. This variety is now budded onto a rootstock to reduce/eliminate suckering.
Evans is self-fertile.