- Sep 8, 2009
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My favorite garden center has Stella, Black Tartarian, and Bing cherry trees right now. All 3 are sweet types. Would they be suitable for wine, or is tart the ticket?
Montmorency is what I have. I think I started to get cherries in year 2, not too many though. They are about 6 or 7 years old now and are loaded. I am currently holding my breath waiting for frost season to be over. I lost the cherries last year due to frost but the year before I was able to get a 5 gallon batch of wine plus some for cherry pies. The wine turned out pretty good and I was very new to wine making.Turned out I coudn't get a tart anyway. They were sold out for the year. Should have gotten in gear a little earlier. Anyway, I have 2 Montmorency cherries ordered from Cummins Nursery for next spring. In a couple years we'll see what difference it makes.