Existing sweet cherries are not cold hardy to the northern climate of Canada, but we are presently testing a cherry tree in our climate (zone 4) that has a good chance of being cold hardy enough.
The Bing cherry tree type is not cold hardy to zone 4 or colder. The University of Saskatchewan has been developing the 'Romance' series of cherry trees which includes Juliet, Romeo, Cupid, Valentine and Crimson Passion. Those cherry trees yield cherries that look like sweet Bing cherry in their size, color and shape. However, they are more sour than sweet and the average person won't appreciate eating more than 10 of them fresh. They are better for transformation.
In the same line of thought, we propagate sour cherry trees that fit better for pies, jams, syrup and so on. The cherry tree can be a small tree or a bush, depending on which one you chose. Click on Details>> to read more or order one of the varieties below.
Choke cherry - Prunus virginiana
Choke cherry trees are small bushy trees usually between 3 to 6 meters high, but some specimens can be as high as 15 meters.
Sand Cherry - Prunus Besseyi
Not available this year, sorry.
Maskinonge Cherry Tree