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Utah Giant Cherry History

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Utah Giant Cherry



This cherry originated in Logan, Utah by USDA and Utah Ag Experiment Station.  A seedling of a Napa long stem Bing Cherry was introduced in 1981.  The L. E. Cooke Co. received this variety in 1985.

The fruit is larger than Bing with firmer, dark red sweet flesh, outstanding flavor.  The pit is smaller than some cherry varieties and is freestone.  The skin is a colorful mahogany and has some resistance to Western X Disease. This cherry is very popular in Utah. We like the large fruit in Visalia.  The Utah Giant ripens from late May to early June.

Robert Ludekens 12-30-213

Utah Giant Cherry Information Page - Point of Sale Page

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