Surefire is essentially a cross between Morello-type and Montmorency-type sour cherries. Developed at Cornell University, NY in the late 1990's, it's bloom period starts nearly a week later than Montmorency while ripening time is almost 2 weeks later. The 'Surefire' name was inspired by it's ability to avoid most spring frosts. The cherries are bright red with firm, red flesh. In comparison to Montmorency, Surefire has larger fruit but is slightly less productive. The tree is easy to maintain with an open growth habit which has made this variety quite popular for U-Pick orchards.
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