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Old December 14, 2015   #1
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Default Market red cherry

Do you guys know of a really good red cherry that is highly marketable? I want to try those little containers, with different colored tomatoes. I have Sungold, Snow White, Black Cherry, Green Zebra Cherry, for bigger saladettes, Flammee, Matina, BB.
A great red cherry is what?
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Old December 14, 2015   #2
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Both Reisentraub and Chadwicks do well for me. Chadwicks has a slightly rounder shape and Reisentraub is nippled on the blossom end. Both hold very well on the vine and neither crack.
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Old December 14, 2015   #3
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You should hit up Fred for some Red Bumble Bee. By the way, I like his Purple Bumble Bee better than Black Cherry.

Many of the blue cherries are blue-on-red. I liked Fahrenheit Blues. Dancing with Smurfs was too delicate and got smashed in the box a lot.

I grew the "sun" cherries last year. I liked Sun Peach the best. Flavor is not amazing, but it's agreeable, and yield is very high. Sun Lemon was similar, but I just happen to like my two Chinese yellow cherries better.

For saladettes, from last summer my best ones were Bosque Blue Bumble Bee and Esmerelda Golosina. I have several new ones to try for next year, including Muddy Waters.
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Sara's Galapagos comes immediately to mind. Pure red and sweet. Of course, Tommy Toe is always a good cherry. You could also do Matt's wild cherry. Harvest them with a touch of the stem left in place for presentation.
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We liked Red Ambrosia this year. It was kind of late for us.

As for going with Sungold, Snow White, Black Cherry, and Green Zebra Cherry - Helsing Junction Blue produced very well and had a decent shelf life. Yes, there's the blue/dark parts, but there was more red showing and of course red inside. The taste was slightly acidic/balanced. I'll be growing it again starting a couple weeks from now. As with all blues, it needs extra sun.
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Old December 15, 2015   #6
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You might take a look at Matts Wild Cherry. They are tough, tiny, and prolific. Great flavor and the tresses they grow on make a great presentation our chefs like. The down side is short shelf life, pick and sell the same day if you can. In our conditions we get 3-4 days before they lose luster off the plant
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Elgum's Red Cherry had good production and taste up here. The seeds might be hard to obtain but it may be the ticket for the red cherry.

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Thanks for the suggestions, many of these I have not heard of. Isn't that what makes TV so much fun?
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Old December 15, 2015   #9
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I think Reisentraub would be the cats meow.
It isn't your typical red round cherry plus it tastes good.
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Old December 27, 2015   #10
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Mark, I've had success with riesentraube and ambrosia red. I have also found success with Rose quartz multiflora, but I found it needed to be watered very carefully or ended up bland. Sweet million F1 is by far my customer favorite for red cherries. My new favorite red(sort of red?) is helsing junction blues, but they can end up pretty dark With their anthocyanin- I like them because the plants did amazingly well in our cool spring to put on root and veg growth and start on fruits while others were a week or two behind. I've also heard really good things about Tommy Toe both for production and flavour.
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I don't have a market but I grow for many reasons and the cherries I grow for my kids and for the beauty of snacking and for my salads. Here are a couple that I have grown or want to grow....
Candy Sweet Icicle- the shape and color is gorgeous. Mine were more saladette size. Pointed tip.
Yellow Submarine- Similar to Yellow Pear. Just as sweet if not sweeter. Striking yellow.
Isis Candy- I want to grow this- supposed to be one of the sweetest cherries? Yellow with red shoulders
Michael Pollan- Green zebra looking with a crazy shape.
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