This is the heirloom cherry variety that has been around for a century. The indeterminate vines are not as phenomenally heavy yielding as some of the new hybrids, but yields are still good. Flavor is excellent; it is a bit more acidic than its modern counterparts, and the size is just right, shaped like a ping pong ball.
Culture: For earliest harvest, sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, keeping soil temperature in the mid 70s. Grow in full sun. Shift hardened transplants to garden shortly after last frost. Water regularly and fertilize when 6" (15 cm) tall and again in mid-summer. Stake or cage to save space.
Harvest: Pick carefully when rich colored and firm, but before fruit begins to soften.
Nutrition: Rich in calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C.