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  • Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 02:37:14 -0400

Steve, my information, from for example the Ontario Government information
sheet, is that Hudson sweet cherry needs a pollinator whereas Sweetheart
is self-fertile. I suggest that you recheck your sources.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Steven Covacci wrote:
> I have the following sweet cherries: Benton; Black Gold; & White Gold.
> All of the above are self-fertile. I'm looking to add just one more
> sweet-cherry - a late ripening variety appropriate for the Northeast.
> I suppose the latest-ripening of good quality and crack-resistance are:
> Hudson & Sweetheart.
> Hudson is self-fertile, whereas Sweetheart is not; if I went with
> Sweetheart, would the (some of the) above varieties be in the same
> pollination group to pollinate it?
> Can you give your opinion as to which of these two late-ripening varieties
> is best?
> Thanks,
> Steve; NJ

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