Any sour cherry would do. I’ve never tried this before, but it looks really good. What do you do with cherries? I know I’ll be on the lookout for some more at the Farmers Market tomorrow morning. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. Valerie. Valerie, I love your cherry pie recipes. 4 tablespoons flour You signed up to participate. Pour into a large casserole dish, then top with the biscuit topping. Flavour combinations can surprise you! I should clarify that they only have the “real cherry flavour” when cooked or when sugar is added. Delicious, and t, The first Canadian Food Experience Round Up, The Canadian Food Experience Project Challenges. Project 2017: Cooking in the Kitchen With…. Lots of flowers but no viable cherries. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. “They said, ‘You can’t grow cherries on the Prairies,’ and [Evans] said, ‘Well these cherries have been growing for 50 years and they must be hardy!’ The skepticism was incredible,” [he added]  “Here was something staring people in the face but nobody could see it. Did you forget? You don’t go ‘Duh!’ You make it available to the public.”. xx, Barbara, [email protected]. There was something magical about the firm, sweet, black ruby globes of fleshy scrumptiousness. An exceptional choice for commercial & home orchard use, especially in the north. Share the link for your cookbook here, please!And also – your region…. It would be a great addition to anyone’s yard. I believe the tree is very happy now that it gets more sun and it would explain the cherries. This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. I am so happy to share the recipes I have created for the Evans cherries from the tree in my own back yard with you: Evans Cherry Pie, above, and  Evans Cherry Custard Pie. Brendi! Les cerises de l’Okanagan sont doux. All 3 names refer to the same variety. We use a syrup from the preserved cherries with sparkling water. I am so appreciative of these cherries, but would LOVE to have sweet ones for the picking, too. I use the waste in the sieve to make the yummy fruit leather in this fashion. American Thanksgiving is coming soon! You make my heart happy with every post. Thrives in very cold climates where many other tart cherry varieties fail. When I was younger my parents owned a cherry orchard(and I had way more than my fill for years!) Isabelle, Yes – a dream of mine for so many years, and now, it is real! The tree does grow about as big as a large lilac tree… similar to the large apple trees we have in Alberta. Jim Hole says it is the number one cherry tree selling in Canada now due to its hardiness, adaptability and prolific fruit production. Sarah, Coincidentally I also live in Spruce Grove, Alberta, where Dr. Evans lives. V. I love sour cherries but can hardly ever find them in my neck of the woods. Love the idea of the maple ice cream on top. Know how they grow and dangle them from their ears. V. I’ve never heard of Evans cherries, but love this story! brand new Gramsy, so be prepared to hear a lot about this new role in her life! That sounds scrumptious. This highly productive self-pollinating tree requires little maintenance. I really want to make that Evans Cherry Custard Pie! Please keep in mind that the information found on our website is provided for free and Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.™ does not assume any liability resulting from the information we provide. I really don’t know, Ollie. Yet, it is the sour cherries that the “cherry flavour” is derived from. Educator, Writer, Gardener and Traveler who believes in buying and eating locally, and most importantly cooking at home! My berries are almost ready for picking! This Morello-type, tart cherry with crimson flesh and rich red juice was found near Edmonton, Alberta, which explains its exceptional cold tolerance. 218-391-1113. I’m from North Bay, ontario . I had never tasted sour cherries until I moved to Swift Current. Evans Bali Cherry Prunus cerasus ‘Evans’ Description & Overview Evans cherry, Bali cherry and sometimes referred to as Evans/Bali cherry. This publication made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service. This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. She had been growing cherry trees which bore abundant fruit that dated to 1923. There has been no looking back. I wonder if I can find the Evans Cherry? Native to Canada, the Evans (Evans Bali in the United States) cherry tree is a dwarf variety that produces dark red 1-inch fruit that is perfect for jams, sauces and snacking because of its exceptional sweetness. I love cherry jam. Well, it is tangy and sweet and definitely that well known cherry flavour! Valerie, I love this Canadian series so much! I will be making this. V. Believe it or not but I have never eaten a Evans Cherry. here in BC. 1 cup sugar The last three have been motherlodes and I understand that will continue. If you have any issues, please email customerservice@raintreenursery.com, Liquid error (product-badge line 32): -Infinity. Of course, that pie looks pretty scrumptious too!. The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7 2013. Summer of last year I only was able to make 1 small jar of jelly and if was okay but your recipes gives me a better idea on how to go about it. Those cherries look awfully good! They are so pretty and I love that real cherry flavor! It has no significant negative characteristics. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit. Wholesale inventory requires a customer account. I did a search for recipes for the cherries from my Evans cherry tree. Here is the recipie for my Evan’s Cherry Cobbler. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. I love what you’re doing with the Canadian Food Experience Project. Evans. Thanks for your hard work on this. Noted for exceptionally high yields. This variety is now budded onto a rootstock to reduce/eliminate suckering. Originated in Canada near Edmonton Alberta. They are so much softer and juicier than regular sweet cherries, that most cherry pitters just squish the fruit and make a mess of juice and cherry pulp. Your email address will not be published. Carlton MN 55718 Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. Thank you for the recipes . V. What a wonderful choice, Valerie.I never realised the Evans cherry came so close to being lost forever. Originated in Canada near Edmonton Alberta. Mine are just ripening now, and it looks like you have already harvested yours for the year! It will try to bubble over so make sure the dish is quite deep. They are so much softer and juicier than regular sweet cherries, that most cherry pitters just squish the fruit and make a mess of juice and cherry pulp. Lovely!! V. I have a customer who gives me a pail full every year from his trees and I make an old fashioned cherry cobbler with them. I would love to read about your Canadian Food Experiences. Naturally dwarf, rounded trees grow to 8 feet tall and annually produce heavy flower and fruit crops. V. Salivating as I read this Valerie. Do you have a favourite varietal? Sign up to get interesting news and updates delivered to your inbox. I pureed some with honey and a little water to thin out the richness for a sour cherry drink. I’m actually much fonder of sour cherries than I am of sweet cherries, but they’re almost impossible to find here in Ontario, for some strange reasons. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. I am consistently amazed at the amount of cherries I get from the tree every year, Dieter, and it is gorgeous in the spring with it’s lovely blossoms and through out the summer with so so many red baubbles! I love pie soooo much and wanted to reach into my screen and grab a piece! The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. Also realize every other year it might have more cherries then the off years. I’m so excited I’m going to make a pie and other fun and delicious recipes. Korena A compact fruit tree, the ideal size for backyard orchards; showy white flowers in spring followed by loads of bright red sour cherries in mid-summer, excellent for pies and jam; needs full sun and well-drained soil, self-pollinating; extremely hard. The pies are tasty, but these two recipes are dynamite! The ice cream and preserves to die for!