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Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry

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Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry

Prunus cerasus ‘Eubank’

Description & Overview

Sweet Cherry Pie™ cherry is a tart cherry that is known for its extremely heavy crop yield. It is also very precocious. This variety produces a nice quality dark red cherry that is excellent for pies, jams and cobblers. Sweet Cherry Pie™ is self-fertile.


Core Characteristics

Mature Height: 15′
Mature Spread: 15′
Growth Rate: Moderate
Growth Form: Tree
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Site Requirements: Well drained site
Flower: White
Bloom Period: Mid-May
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: N/A
Fruit Notes: Tart, dark red cherries

Suggested Uses:

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Wildlife Value:

Birds and raccoons love to eat cherries.

Maintenance Tips:

Cherries are usually pruned to a central leader system but also can be vase pruned in form.

Pests/Problems:

Birds (especially robins) can sometimes be an issue when the fruit is nearly ripe. Covering the tree with netting or using scare tactics (hang shiny bird repellent strips in the tree) may be necessary in order to obtain a good crop.

Leaf Lore:

Sweet Cherry Pie™ cherry originated near River Falls, WI in the Eubank family orchard. Selected by the former Bill Eubank. It is known for producing heavy fruit crops. In cherry tests conducted at a nearby commercial orchard, Sweet Cherry Pie™ usually was found to be the highest yielding variety when compared against several other popular commercially grown tart cherry varieties.

Companion Plants:

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SWEET CHERRY PIE™ BENCHCARD