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Surefire Pie Cherry

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Prunus cerasus ‘Surefire’

A surefire, easy-picking choice for the backyard grower and U-Pick marketers. Because it is very late flowering, it evades and tolerates frosts and annually produces large, crack-resistant crops. Skin, juice, and flesh are fire engine red. Its high sugar content make it excellent for eating fresh, and the vivid red makes the dried fruit look extra tasty! It ripens a week after Montmorency. So highly regarded, it is the first sour cherry introduced by the N.Y. Geneva Experiment station in 107 years. On Dwarf Gisela 5 rootstock.

Gisela 5 is a dwarfing rootstock, 50% of standard size, that induces heavy early fruit production. Trees can be maintained at 10 to 12 feet tall. Gisela 5 is more forgiving of shallow soils and a better choice than the even more dwarfing Gisela 3 for people with enough room for this somewhat larger tree.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 12' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Rootstock: Gisela 5

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Amy F.
Surefire is accurate!

Starting its second year, this little tree has produced a crop of cherries without fail. Arctic freeze in November kills 85% of the orchard? Cherries in the spring from the Surefire tree! It s 10F with over a foot of snow in late April while the tree is in full bloom? No worries, mate! Cherries galore come June. The cherries themselves are bright red and firm, with good sour cherry flavor.

We are in Colorado where our soil is terrible, our weather (see above) is terrible, but this little tree just keeps going! It s been in the ground six years now and is about 6 tall.