Sour Cherry, Pie Cherry
Prunus cerasus 'Evans'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: cerasus (KER-uh-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Evans

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 6, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The fruit is said to be much sweeter than other sour cherry cultivars (P. cerasus). The spring flowers are the equal of any ornamental cherry.

This cultivar is vigorous but naturally semi-dwarf. Self-fruitful, and an exceptionally heavy producer. The cultivar is exceptionally winter hardy, and its flowers are exceptionally frost-resistant.

The cultivar name is 'Evans Bali', often called 'Bali' in catalogs.

Popularized by Dr. Ieuan Evans, who rescued it in 1976 from a productive orchard, scheduled for demolition, northeast of Edmonton, AB near Fort Saskatchewan on the Canadian prairies.

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On Apr 18, 2009, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

A sour cherry that is hardy through zones 2 and 3. Produces large, bright red, yellow-fleshed, slightly tart fruit. Heavy production after a small number of years; small, single-trunk trees, to ~8 feet (2.4m) here, with slight suckering tendency.