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Kansas Sweet Cherry History

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Kansas Sweet Cherry


Willis Nursery, Ottawa, Kansas introduced Kansas Sweet as The flavor is somewhat sweet for a Prunus Cerasus or Sour Cherry.

The L. E. Cooke Co brought in the cherry in 1960 and put into production in 1965.  The tree is a small growing pie cherry which sets heavily even in the mild areas of Southern California.

The selection is not considered a sweet cherry but is sweeter than all other pie cherries, self fertile, and produces in a broad range of climates from the cold Midwest to the mild winter areas.  The fruit is large for a pie cherry, has red skin and flesh making it colorful.

Bob Ludekens 12-30-2013.

Kansas Sweet Cherry Information Page - Point of Sale Page

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