Can you recommend three sweet cherries and three sour cherries that will do well as pollinators for each other as well as thrive in Grant County Wisconsin? Trees grow 15-25’ tall, are vigorous and good producers. Belonging to the rose family (Rosaceae), sweet cherry trees are one of the most popular fruit trees … Japanese beetles are present in Wisconsin; the Extension recommends insecticides or fabric “floating row covers” for control. Cherry trees for SW Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Extension recommends 1 oz. Not all of the state is as temperate, but home growers raise plenty of the tart fruit for pies and jams. Choose tart cherry varieties such as Montmorency, Meteor and Northstar, which ripen in July. Look for trees grafted onto hardy Mahaleb root stocks. The majority of Wisconsin’s cherries are grown in Door County, the “thumb” extending into Lake Michigan along Wisconsin’s east side. Trees grow 15-25’ tall, are vigorous and good producers. Vigourous, very upright. Sweet cherry trees (Prunus avium) are some of the most sought-after fruit trees in America due to their delicious, sun-ripened fruit. The cherry is a great source of vitamin C but also contains vitamin A, calcium, protein, and iron. Like Bing. 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Sweet cherry trees are a species of cherry that is native to Europe, Asia and many other parts of the world. According to Door County’s Seaquist Orchards, Wisconsin grows 5 percent of the nation’s cherry crop. of nitrogen per tree in any year. Yes. 11-13. Excellent market variety. County extension agents can refer you to an office that does soil tests. LAPINS +11. BING – Zone 5-8. Base fertilization on soil-test results and recommendations. Hartland This open pollinated Windsor cross is an early-to mid-season, crack-resistant dark sweet cherry. **Potted trees include a tree guard. Potted trees may be planted anytime, but plant bare-root trees in spring after the soil has dried and warmed--late April to May in southern Wisconsin and a few weeks later in the north. They are antioxidant rich and help boost the immune system. If you live in a very cold climate, cherry shrubs may be your only option. But if your climate is slightly warmer (Zone 5 and up), you’ll have more choice. Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map! The secret to the success of Door County’s cherry trees is that spring comes a little earlier and fall lasts a little longer thanks to the lake’s moderating effect. Yes. Most sweet cherries bloom too early; even tart Montmorency cherries may be susceptible to late frosts in northern and western parts of the state. Sweet cherry trees are a species of cherry that is native to Europe, Asia and many other parts of the world. Moderate to High. Not all of the state is as temperate, but home growers raise plenty of the tart fruit for pies and jams. Sweet cherry trees are vigorous growers that love a little extra room. BLACK GOLD – Zone 4-8. Thanks ken bichell. 10.6. Keep the area under the tree’s canopy clear of weeds and grass out to its edge or drip line; mulch the tree with compost or wood chips, leaving a moat around the tree trunk. Plant trees in well-drained fertile sandy loam soil in full sun; cherries will not tolerate soggy soil or standing water. Cherry fruit trees from Gurney's Seed & Nursery include North Star Pie Cherry trees, natural dwarf trees that grow just 10 feet tall and yield mouthwatering cherries. Cherry trees are excellent fruit tree choices for home orchards. Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →, sweet red cherries image by Olga Chernetskaya from, Iowa State University Extension:Growing Cherries in the Home Garden, Iowa State University Extension: Pruning Fruit Trees, University of Wisconsin Extension: Pest Management for Home Gardens, Cornell University New York Food and Life Sciences Bulletin: Sweet and Tart Cherry Varieties, University of Wisconsin Extension County Offices. I would love to plant 6 different varieties of Cherries in SW Wisconsin. Leaf Lore: Sweet Cherry Pie™ cherry originated near River Falls, WI in the Eubank family orchard. 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. Selection from Prosser, WA. Vigorous, similar branch angle to Bing. Prunus avium (sweet cherry trees) & Prunus cerasus (sour cherry trees), belong to the rose family and are closely related to peaches, plums, and apricots. Cover ripening fruit with bird netting to discourage avian pests. Cultivate soil to a depth of 6 inches and add lime if necessary to achieve a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0.