Hardier varieties are great for pies
Sweet cherries are early-blooming trees and usually not good choices for the coldest climates. Much hardier are sour or pie cherries, which make great pies but can also be eaten fresh. The trees we list are self-fruitful.
‘Evans’ (also sold as ‘Bali’), early. Dark red fruit; yellow flesh has excellent flavor. Smallish tree. The hardiest sour cherry (good producer in Anchorage).
‘Meteor’, midseason to late. Fruit has dark red skin; yellow flesh is firm and juicy. Tree reaches 8 to 10 feet tall.