Sweet and Tart Cherry Varieties: Descriptions and Cultural Recommendations
Brown, Susan; Way, Roger; Terry, David
The 1985 Orchard and Vineyard Survey by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets listed 257 sweet cherry orchards in New York State with total acreage estimated at 1,073 acres. Cultivars being grown include 'Bing', 'Chinook', 'Compact Lambert', 'Corum', 'Emperor Francis', 'Gold', 'Hedelfingen', 'Hudson', 'Lambert', 'Napoleon', 'Rainier', 'Sam', 'Schmidt', 'Stella', 'Ulster', 'Van', 'Vista', and 'Windsor'. 'Emperor Francis' is the leading sweet cherry variety in New York comprising 20 percent of the total trees, with 'Hedelfingen' (16%) and 'Schmidt '(15%) also of importance.
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
sweet cherry varieties; tart cherry varieties
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin127