New Tart Cherry
Many years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to
Bill Eubank who resides near River Falls WI. Bill
had an old cherry tree that was dying out but then suckered up profusely.
The suckers were just loaded with fruit! I have seen 3'
trees of this variety just bent over with a high yield.
A friend of mine took to propagating it and growing it commercially in his orchard. Although he grows about
5 different types of tart cherries for his u-pick operation,
this Eubank cherry is his favorite as out yields all others.
This variety was released to Bailey Nursery in MInnesota
and has now been brought out as Sweet Cherry Pie (TM)
cherry (P. cerasus 'Eubank'). Now available to the public.
Hardy thru zone 4 and perhaps zone 3. I do not want to
advertise but just an FYI on a NEW super hardy, extremely high yielding cherry. Really bears at a young age.
Bailey sells only to garden centers but this variety is now
available in the upper mid-west. Just my take on what I
think is a fantastic cherry since I have tasted it and
seen it personally.
I presume Bailey is budding it on some sort of rootstock
but not sure if own root or not at this time.