Item Synonyms Description
Abundance A good quality short heart shaped cherry, soft and a little fibrous, large stone.
Adriana Firm, very juicy and sweet, roundish, large adherent stone.
Alba Heart Roundish oval, fairly soft, a bit fibrous, juicy, fair to good. Medium loose stone.
Amber Heart A synonym for Kent Bigarreau.
Ambrunes Oval. Firm, crisp and juicy. Large stone.
Angela Firm. Good flavour.
Annabella Roundish. Firm fleshed.
Arcina
Attika A synonym for Kordia.
August Heart Roundish heart shaped. Firm, little fibre, juicy, sweet. Good quality.
Bada
Bailey's Early Black Soft, fibrous, fairly juicy. Sweet. Medium stone.
Bear Creek Early Firm, sweet, keeps well.
Bedford Prolific Heart-shaped, soft, juicy, fair to good flavour.
Belle Agathe Roundish ovoid. Very firm, fibrous.
Bianca di Verona Bred for ease of mechanical havesting.
Bigarreau de Mezel Heart-shaped. A little fibrous, moderately juicy, good flavour.
Bigarreau de Schrecken Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy. Good flavour.
Bigarreau Gaucher Roundish. Quite firm. Good flavour. Fruit transports well.
Bigarreau Jaboulay Heart-shaped. A little fibrous, juicy, sweet. Good flavour. Stone large.
Bigarreau Moreau Roundish. Quite firm, sweet, juicy. Popular commercially.
Bigarreau Napoleon Long heart-shaped. Very firm, moderate juice, sweet, rich flavour.Stone large. Grown commercially for processing.
Bigarreau Reverchon Heart-shaped. Very firm, juicy, good quality. Grown commercially.
Bing Roundish. Very firm and crisp. Good flavour. Aromatic. Juicy. Important comercially in the US.
Black Cluster Soft, juicy, quite good quality.
Black Downton Roundish. Soft, not fibrous, juicy, rich flavoured good quality. Black skin has a paler stripe.
Black Eagle Roundish heart-shaped. Firm, not fibrous, juicy, sweet, rich flavour, good quality. Fairly small stone.
Black Elton Longish heart-shaped. Soft, slightly fibrous, juicy, good to very good quality.
Black Heart Heart-shaped. Soft, juicy, sweet, fair to good quality.
Black Oliver Roundish to heart-shaped. Fairly soft, fibrous, juicy, fair to good quality.
Black Republican A parent of Bing Cherry, Black Republican Cherry Tree is produces large, sweet, dark red fruit that is prized for its intense Black Cherry flavor. Well adapted to our Northwest growing conditions, Black Republican bears abundant crops and is still grown commercially.
Black Tartarian Long ovoid. Firm, not very fibrous, juicy, sweet, rich flavour. Good to very good quality. Stone small.
Bolium Oval. Soft, a little fibrous, juicy, fair quality, slightly tangy-swet. Stone medium.
Bowyer Heart Roundish. Firm, a little fibrous, juicy, very sweet, good quality. Large stone.
Bradbourne Black Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, good rich flavour, quality good. Medium stone.
Brooks Firm, fibrous, sweet, excellent balanced flavour. Stone nearly free.
Buch
Burcombe Soft, fibrous, juicy, sweet. Good for bottling.
Burlat Heart-shaped. Moderately firm, juicy, sweet. Stone semi-free.
Burr's Seedling Short heart-shaped. Firm, a little fibrous, juicy, good quality.
Buttners Rote Roundish. Soft, fibrous, juicy, sweet, good quality.
Buttners Spate Rote Knorpelkirsche Heart-shaped. Very firm, crisp, moderately juicy, very sweet and aromatic.
California Advance Roundish. Soft, fibrous, moderately juicy, fair to good quality.
Carnation C Roundish. Soft, a little fibrous, juicy, very good quality.
Caroon Long heart-shaped. Soft, a little fibrous, juicy, good quality. Stone large.
Castor Round to heart-shaped. Softens rapidy during ripening, flavour aromatic, good.
Cavalier Also known as Rynbrandt. A medium to large fruited, early season cherry. Picks easily and resists cracking.
Celeste Round. Moderately firm, very good flavour, rich in soluble solids.
Centennial Roundish-oblong. Firm, not fibrous, juicy, sweet. Good quality.
Cerise Libjejice Round. Soft, fibrous, fairly juicy. Fair to good quality.
Chapman B Roundish. Firm, fibrous, juicy, sweet. Good quality.
Chinook Roundish-heart shaped. Firm, sweet, fairly acidic.
Circassian Oblong. Firm, fibrous, sweet, juicy. Very good flavour. Small stone.
Cleveland Bigarreau Roundish-heart shaped. Firm, fairly juicy, sweet. Fair to good quality.
Colney Firm, average to good flavour. Skin colour is black/purple.
Compact Lambert
Corum Firm, sweet.
Craig's Crimson Firm, good flavour.
Cryall's Seedling Round. Soft, not fibrous, juicy, sweet. Good quality. Small stone.
Dangler Oval. Soft, not fibrous, fairly juicy. Fair to good quality.
Della Recca Oblong. Moderately firm, very juicy and sweet.
Del Monte Heart-shaped. Very firm, juicy sweet and slightly acid.
Downer's Late Red Sweet. Good flavour.
Dun Roundish-oval. Soft, fibrous, moderately juicy, sweet. Fair quality.
Durone Nero 1 Heart-shaped. Firm, fibrous, sweet, not very juicy. Flavour excellent (considered one of the best in the world by connossieurs.)
Durone Nero 2 Roundish-heart shaped. Firm, crisp, very juicy, aromatic, very good flavour. Stone semi-free.
Early Amber Roundish heart-shaped. Firm, fairly juicy, fair quality. Stone large.
Early Birchenhayes Roundish-oblong. Soft, somewhat fibrous, fairly juicy, sweet, good quality. Small stone.
Early Burlat Moderately firm, excellent flavour. Important comercially in North America.
Early Cluster Soft, juicy, fair to average quality, sometimes bitter. Stone large.
Early Purple Gean Heart-shaped. Soft, juicy.
Early Rivers Heart-shaped. Soft, melting, very juicy, sweet. Good flavour and quality when fully ripe. Stone small.
Early Ruby Sweet.
Elton Heart Very pointed heart-shaped. Very soft, juicy, sweet, very good flavour. Stone large.
Emperor Francis Round heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, sweet, rich flavour, good quality. Stone small.
Ferrovia Heart-shaped. Firm, crisp, very sweet and slightly acid, very good flavour. Stone clinging.
Fice Very sweet and juicy (won't travel). Very good flavour.
Flamentiner Roundish-oblong. Firm, slightly fibrous, not very juicy, sweet, fair quality. Stone large.
Florence Long heart-shaped. Very firm, juicy, sweet, good quality.
Frogmore Early Heart shaped. Very soft and juicy, sweet, good flavour and quality.
Garden Bing Flesh sweet. Good flavour.
Garnet Roundish. Sweet, good flavour.
Geante de Hedelfingen Roundish oval. Firm, not very fibrous, very juicy, good quality, slight almond flavour. Stone oval, large, clinging.
Germersdorfer Firm, crisp, juicy, aromatic balanced flavour, sweet, slightly acid.
Giant Roundish oblong. Very sweet and juicy, rich flavour.
Giorgia Heart shaped. Firm, sweet, juicy. Grown commercially.
Glacier Heart shaped.
Gold Grown in USA for brining and processing.
Golden Boy Soft, juicy, sweet.
Golden Sweet Flesh firm. Used extensively for maraschino processing.
Goodman Gold Tangy flavour.
Goodnestone Black roundish or short heart shaped. Fairly soft, moderately juicy, fair quality. Stone large.
Governor Wood Roundish heart shaped. Soft, sweet, juicy, fairly good flavour. Stone medium.
Great Bigarreau Long heart shaped. Firm, fairly juicy, good quality. Stone large.
Greenstem Black Round, soft, fibrous, moderately juicy, sweet.
Grosse Lauermannamp39s Kirsche A synonym for Bigarreau Napoleon.
Grosse Schwarze Knorpelkirsche Heart shaped. Very firm, crisp, very good quality. Still grown commercially.
Grylls
Guigne d'Annonay Roundish. Soft, sweet, juicy, slightly sub-acid. Stone clinging.
Halton Black Sweet.
Ham Green Black Soft, a little fibrous, juicy, good quality.
Hardy Giant Firm, excellent flavour. Grown commercially in the USA.
Hartland Roundish oblong. Moderately sweet and firm.
Hertford Firm, good flavour.
Hollander Long heart shaped. Soft, fibrous, juicy, sweet, good quality.
Hooker's Black Round. Firm, a little fibrous, juicy, fair to good quality. Stone small.
Hoskins Round. Firm, moderately juicy, sweet, good quality.
Hudson Firm, sweet, good flavour.
Ironsides Roundish heart shaped. Very hard, a little fibrous, moderately juicy, sweet, fair quality. Stone large.
Isabella Heart shaped. Firm, sweet.
Kansas Sweet Sweet, firm, juicy.
Karabodur Heart shaped. Firm, sweet, very good flavour.
Kassin's Fruhe Herz Round heart shaped. Firm, a little fibrous, juicy, good quality.
Katalin Heart shaped. Firm, good sweet/acid balance.
Kent Bigarreau Heart shaped. Firm, sweet, juicy, rich flavour. Stone small to medium.
King Does not form doubles.
Kirtland's Mary Crisp with a rich flavour.
Knight's Bigarreau Roundish heart shaped. Firm, juicy, sweet, good quality. Stone small.
Kordia Heart shaped. Firm, excellent slightly spicy flavour. Good balance of sweetness and acidity.
Kristin Firm, juicy, sweet, aromatic. Very good quality. Small stone.
Lambert Heart shaped. Firm, slightly fibrous, juicy, good flavour.
Lapins Roundish heart-shaped. Quite firm, sweet, juicy, slightly acid, good flavour.
Large Black Round. Soft, fibrous, mederately juicy, fair quality. Stone small.
Late Amber Very similar to Kentish Bigareau.
Late Black Bigarreau Roundish heart-shaped. Very firm, fibrous, quite juicy, fair quality. Stone medium.
Lester Roundish heart-shaped. Soft, juicy, good quality. Stone small.
Linda Very juicy, firm, excellent flavour.
Longley's Black Eagle Oval. Soft, juicy, good quality.
Ludwig's Bigarreau Roundish heart-shaped. Soft, fibrous, juicy, fair to good quality.
Luisley Early Black Roundish-oblong. Soft, fairly juicy, very sweet, good quality. Stone very small.
Maiden's Blush Long heart shaped. Very soft, very juicy, somewhat watery. Stone small.
Malizia Heart shaped. Firm, crisp, juicy, very good flavour.
Malling Black Eagle Round. Firm, fairly juicy, sweet, good quality.
Margit Flattish-round. Very firm, very good flavour.
Mazzards See Dun, Large Black, Preserving, Small Black Mazzards.
Merchant Good flavour.
Mermat Good quality.
Merton Bigarreau Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, very good flavour, good quality. Stone small.
Merton Bounty Oval. Fairly firm, sweet, juicy, fair quality.
Merton Crane Heart-shaped. Sweet, rich falvour when fully ripe, juicy, good quality.
Merton Favourite Short heart-shaped. Sweet, good flavour, juicy, good quality. Stone small.
Merton Glory A early/mid-season English white cherry.
Merton Heart Long heart-shaped. Fairly firm, sweet, excellent flavour, juicy, good quality. Stone large.
Merton Late Very firm, juicy, good flavour..
Merton Marvel Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy.
Merton Premier Heart-shaped. Soft, sweet, good flavour, juicy, excellent quality.
Merton Reward Heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, good flavour. Stone small.
Montmorency The classic tart cherry variety for American cherry pie.
Mora di Cazzano Roundish heart-shaped. Very firm, crisp, juicy, sweet and slightly acid.
Morello The most widely-grown sour cherry
Mumford's Black Long heart-shaped. Soft, fibrous, fairly sweet and juicy, fair quality. Stone medium.
Nabigos Very good flavour.
Nalina Heart-shaped. Moderately firm, juicy, sweet, slightly acid and aromatic.
Namare Very good flavour.
Namosa Roundish. Moderately firm, sweet, aromatic.
New Star Round. Quite firm, sweet, aromatic. Stone semi-free.
Noble Oval-heart shaped. Fairly juicy, fair to good quality. Stone large, almost free.
Noir de Guben Round-oblong. Very firm, very good flavour, juicy, good to very good quality. Stone medium, not free.
Noir de Meched Roundish-oval. Firm, very good quality.
Noir de Schmidt Short-heart-shaped. Firm, a little fibrous, fairly juicy, fair quality.
Norbury's Early Black Short heart-shaped. Fairly soft, a little fibrous, fair to good quality.
North Star A morello-type tart cherry developed specifically for growing in the colder zones of North America.
Norwegian Roundish-oblong. Soft, not fibrous, fairly juicy, sweet, good quality.
Nutberry black Roundish-heart-shaped. Firm, sweet, juicy, fair to good quality. Stone medium.
Ohio Beauty Heart-shaped. Soft, juicy, fair flavour. Stone medium, adherent.
Old Black Heart Heart-shaped. Soft, juicy, fair to average quality.
Olympic
Parkhill Soft, excellent flavour.
Peggy Rivers Roundish heart-shaped. Very soft, juicy, fair to good quality. Stone medium.
Penny An increasingly important late-season commercial sweet cherry in the UK.
Pitcher's Black Roundish-oval. Very soft, little fibrous, juicy, fair to good quality. Stone small.
Pointed Heart Long heart-shaped. Fairly soft and fibrous, juicy, fair to good quality.
Pontiac Heart-shaped. Firm, a little fibrous, not very juicy, good quality.
Preserving Roundish-oval. Soft, fibrous, moderately juicy, good quality. Stone large.
Rainier Firm, juicy, good flavour. Stone small to medium, fairly free.
Ramon Oliva Conical heart-shaped. Soft, sweet, fair flavour, very juicy, quite good quality. Stone large and adherent.
Red Cluster Round. Soft, a little fibrous, very juicy, fair quality.
Regina Flattish-round. Firm, juicy, sweet, aromatic, good flavour.
Reidern 2nd Early Black Roundish oval. Fairly soft, not fibrous, juicy, often slightly bitter, fair quality.
Reis Black Round. Firm, moderately juicy, sweet, good quality.
Rockport Bigarreau Heart-shaped. Soft, very sweet, juicy, good to very good quality. Stone medium.
Rodmersham Seedling Roundish heart-shaped. Firm, fibrous, not very juicy, fair to good quality. Stone large.
Ronaldamp39s Heart A synonym for Roundel Heart.
Ronald's Heart Heart-shaped. Soft, little fibrous, juicy, good quality.
Ron's Seedling Firm, slightly fibrous, juicy, very good flavour. Stone small, semi-free.
Roundel Heart Heart-shaped. Fairly soft, sweet, very good flavour, very juicy, excellent quality. Stone plump, medium size.
Royal Anne A vigorous, well-shaped tree. Heavy bearer of gold cherries with a bright red cheek, firm flesh, and sweet flavor. Excellent for fresh eating and canning – even making your own Maraschino cherries! Originated as Napoleon Bigarreau from Iowa in 1847. Ripens in late June.
Royal Queen Round. Very firm, not fibrous, juicy, sweet, good quality.
Royalton Roundish-oblong. Firm, excellent flavour and quality.
Sam Firm, average flavour. Used as a pollinator.
Sandra Heart-shaped. Moderately firm and juicy, very good flavour. Stone semi-free.
Schauenburger Heart-shaped. Firm, sweet, acid and aromatic. Skin colour is brownish-black.
Schmidt Firm, sweet, rich flavour, good quality.
Seabright Soft, high quality, juicy.
Sealand 2nd Early Black Long-oval. Soft, not fibrous, juicy, good quality. Stone small.
Seneca Cylindrical. Fairly soft, juicy, sweet, fair quality.
Small Black Round. Soft, fibrous, moderately juicy, fair quality. See also Mazzards.
Smoky Dun Long heart-shaped. Soft, moderately juicy, fair to good quality. Stone very large.
Smoky Heart Short pear-shaped. Fairly soft and juicy, not fibrous, often slightly bitter, fair quality.
Smutts Very tangy, but sweet by August.
Solymari Gombolyu Roundish heart-shaped. Firm, very good flavour.
Somerset Heart-shaped. Firm, well-balanced strong flavour.
Spate Braun Firm, crisp, good flavour.
Star Moderately firm, good flavour.
Starking Hardy Giant Roundish heart-shaped. Firm, juicy, very good flavour. Very susceptible to viruses.
Starkrimson Firm, juicy, good quality. Self -fertile mainly grown domestically.
Star Stella Firm, juicy.
Stella Heart-shaped. Fairly firm, good flavour, juicy, good quality. Stone small. Self-fertile.
Stella Compact Compact version of Stella, as its name suggests.
St Margaret Heart-shaped. Firm, very good flavour, excellent preserving qualities.
Strang Loggie Ovoid. Firm, fibrous, moderately juicy, good quality.
Strawberry Heart Heart-shaped. Slightly firm, fibrous, juicy, fair quality. Large stone.
Sue Firm, sweet, rich flavour.
Sugar Sweet Sweet.
Summer Sun One of the best cherry varieties for cool-temperate climates.
Summit Heart-shaped. Moderatley firm, very sweet and aromatic, good flavour. Stone small.
Sumpaca A synonym for Celeste.
Sumtare A synonym for Sweetheart.
Sunburst Round. Firm, juicy, aromatic, very good flavour, Self fertile.
Sutton's Prolific Round. A little firm, somewhat fibrous, juicy, good quality.
Sutton's Purple Round. Fairly soft, not very juicy, subacid and sometimes a little bitter, becoming sweet and of fair quality.
Sweet Ann Sweet.
Sweetheart Firm, good flavour. Self fertile.
Sylvia Firm, good flavour.
Szomolyai Fekete Roundish-heart shaped. Semi-firm, juicy, very aromatic, good flavour.
Tamara Tamara is a modern red/black eating cherry with exceptionally large fruit size.
Techlovan Roundish-heart shaped. Firm, sweet, aromatic, excellent flavour.
Techlovicka II A synonym for Kordia.
Tragana Edessis Roundish-heart shaped. Firm sweet, slightly acid. Stone small.
Tulare Does not form doubles.
Turfanda Heart-shaped. Soft, juicy, pleasant flavour.
Turkey Heart Heart-shaped. Very firm, moderately juicy, fair quality. Stone medium. Recommended for canning.
Turkish Black Heart-shaped. Fairly soft, rather fibrous, juicy, fair to good quality.
Ulster Heart=shaped. Firm, crisp, juicy, sweet, good flavour and quality. Flowers frost-resistant.
Upright Very resistant to splitting. Sweet, pleasant flavour.
Utah Giant Very good flavour, Fruit borne singly.
Valera Good flavour.
Van Heart-shaped. Very firm, sweet, pleasant flavour, moderately juicy. Stone small. Grown commercially world-wide.
Vega Firm, sweet. Stone small.
Venus Moderately firm.
Vic Firm, sweet.
Victoria Black Heart-shaped. Soft, poor flavour, fairly sweet, juicy, fair to good quality. Stone medium.
Viscount Kidney-shaped. Firm, juicy, very good quality.
Vista Firm.
Vittoria Round-kidney shaped. Very firm, crisp, sweet, slightly acid, aromatic, juicy. Stone small, semi-free. Good for mechanical harvesting/canning.
Viva Semi-firm.
Vogue Firm, sweet. Small stone.
Waterloo Roundish/heart-shaped. Fairly soft, a little fibrous, moderately juicy, good flavour, very good quality. Stone small.
Wellington A Heart-shaped. Soft, a little fibrous, very juicy, good quality. Stone large.
Wellington B Heart-shaped. Soft, rather fibrous, juicy, fair quality.
Werder's Early Black Roundish heart-shaped. Fairly sweet, moderately juicy, sweet, good quality. Stone small to medium.
West Midlands Bigarreau Round/heart-shaped. Firm, sweet, juicy, good quality. Stone small.
Whitegold A sweet cross with great looks and taste. This heavy-cropping tree is the offspring of Emperor Francis and Stella parents. Tree bears gorgeous yellow-blushed-red sweet cherries that mature in mid cherry-season. Disease-resistant to brown rot, bacterial canker, and black knot. Resists cracking. Developed in Geneva, New York, introduced circa 2003. Ripens in mid June. Self-pollinating. Patented.
White Heart Heart-shaped. Very soft, fibrous, fairly juicy, sweet, fair quality. Stone large.
Windsor Roundish heart-shaped. Moderately firm to soft, juicy, good quality.
Yates Seedling Roundish-heart shaped. Fairly firm and juicy, good quality.
Yellow Glass Firm, juicy, sweet, high quality.
Yellow Spanish Sweet, rich flavour.