Pollination Sweet Cherries



  Sweet cherry pollination chart

Bloom order indicated in the chart below is based on data taken over several years at W.S.U. Mt. Vernon Research Station. If you don't know the bloom time of a variety, it is safest to select a mid-season pollinizer.

How to use our pollination chart:
  1. Potential pollen parents are listed at the top and fruit bearers are listed to the left
  2. Select the variety that you want to bear fruit from the left side
  3. If the intersecting square is green, it will pollinize
  4. If the intersecting square is red, it will not pollinize
  5. If the intersecting square is orange, it will be partially self-fertile

Sweet cherry ripening order
  1. Early Burlat
  2. Stella
  3. E. Francis
  4. Lapins
  5. Hartland
  6. Black Gold
  7. Kristen
  8. White Gold
  9. Rainier
  10. Bing
  11. Vandalay
  12. Tehranivee
  13. Craig's Crimson
  14. Angela
  15. Glacier
  16. NY 518
  17. Sweetheart
  18. Hudson


Items listed on the website are what we have available this season. Items appearing in the Raintree catalog that are sold out do not appear on the website. If you are interested in reserving a sold out item for next year, call us at 1-800-391-8892.
LATE PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: If you live in an area where temperatures are now often above 75 degrees, it is too warm to plant bare root plants. You can call us and reserve for next season. For those of you in cooler areas, our bare root plants area dormant in cold storage and are in great condition to dig in and grow for you.

We advise soaking the roots for 24 hours before planting.
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