Full sun. Well drained soil.
Cherries do not grow true to seed, meaning the tree won't be the same variety as its parent.
You might get a tree that can't survive your climate or local diseases, or that doesn't bear tasty fruit.
But you might get a new and beautiful tree, and either way you'll have fun along the way.
Taking a cutting from a known parent tree could be another alternative which guarantees you will get edible fruit!
Keep the soil slightly moist.
You'll want to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
Once the cherry develops a taproot, test the soil to a depth of 3 inches (7.5 cm) and water whenever this feels dry.
Water in a slow trickle until the soil is wet to the depth of the root.This won't take long at first, but remember to adapt as the cherry grows to a proper tree.
Cherries grow into large trees so are better suited to medium or large pots.
Otherwise, choose dwarf varieties (i.e Griotella' and 'Compact Stella'.
Choose a pot at least 600mm wide.
Position in full sun.
Follow same planting instructions as garden cherry.
Choose a sunny spot.
Enrich the soil with fertilizer/compost.
Dig the planting hole twice as wide and same depth as root ball.
Gently tease roots and position in hole.
Form a raised ring of soil around base of tree an water in well.
Mulch around base but away from the trunk.
Water in deeply.
Top dress the trees with well-rotted compost every year in early spring
The sugar content rises significantly in the last few days of ripening, so wait to harvest the fruit until it is completely red.
When the fruit is ready, it will be firm and fully colored.
Sour cherries will come off the stem when they are ripe enough to be harvested, while sweet cherries should be tasted for maturity.
Let the cherry pits soak for five minutes or so and then lightly scrub them free of any clinging fruit.
Spread the clean pits out on a paper towel in a warm area and let them dry for three to five days, then transfer the dry pits to a plastic container, labeled and fitted with a tight lid.
Store the pits in the refrigerator for 10 weeks.
Once the ten weeks has passed, remove the pits and allow them to come to room temperature.
You are now ready for planting the cherry seeds.
Put two to three pits into a small container filled with planting medium and water the seeds in.
Keep the soil moist.
Zone 1 - Cool
July , August , September , October
Zone 2 - Temperate
June , July , August , September
Zone 3 - Subtropical
May , June , July , August