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Hardy Cherries

After you are done sulking that you can’t grow a sweet cherry in your frigid and inhospitable locale, take solice in the fact that you can grow one heck of a cherry pie. Those wonderful confections aren’t the product of bog oxeye cherries of Bing and the like. No, they are the oft neglected and unfortunatley named sour cherries. Prunus cerasus is perhaps a bit tart right off the tree for the modern palate (not mine mind you), but boy can it hold its own between a flakey crust. The growth and culture are nearly the same as the sweet cherry, but easier to grow and self pollinating. What really seperates the two, though is their attitude toward the cold weather. More to come…