Cherry, ®Sam


Prunus avium

Sam Cherry has big, dark, early ripening fruit with excellent flavor. It is similar to Bing but not as syrupy sweet. Very productive, Sam is resistant to cracking. Blooms late to avoid late spring frosts.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Pollination: Needs any other sweet cherry as a pollinator to produce fruit.

Time to productivity: 2-3 years depending on conditions.

Ripening time: June

Pests: Keep cherries pruned low and cover them with bird netting to enjoy a pristine and easy harvest.




Large, early-ripening fruit! Highly productive tree bears dark red, almost black, fruit with excellent flavor. Enjoy fresh or extend the cherry season by canning and freezing your harvest. Crack resistant. Blooms late to avoid late spring frost. Ripens in June. Best pollinator: any other sweet cherry variety.