Cherry Harvesting Dates

One nice thing about growing fruit in your backyard (or any part of your yard) is that you can select varieties that will ripen over a period of time. This will let you and the birds enjoy an extended harvest.

The following is a cherry harvest chart patterned after one developed by Lynn E. Long, Oregon Horticulture Extension Agent. I have added other varieties from other sources. The year, location and rootstock can either enhance or delay harvest.

On the chart, 0 is June 18. For example, Bing ripens between June 15 and June 22, and is listed as ripening between -2 and +5. Varieties shown in bold are self-fertile.