Cherry Scion Wood Descriptions

Danube  Danube is a Hungarian sweet-tart, morello-style cherry hybrid, known in its homeland as Erdi Bötermö. A favorite in Hungary for its sweeter flavor, Danube is equally good for pie making and fresh eating, an uncommon feature in tart cherry varieties. Introduced to the United States through University of Michigan, this fruit produces deep, wine-red juice. Danube is partially self fertile and reaches its full potential with pollinizer, which should be chosen with care since Danube is a very early bloomer – Sweetheart is a good choice. It is self fertile and productive and ripens in early July. On Gisela 5 rootstock.
Hartland  A large, heavy-bearing, attractive dark red cherry that is rated among the most flavorful! Hartland is resistant to cracking and rot. Its fruit ripens and blooms midseason. From the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, it is very winter hardy and a proven winner in most of the nation. It needs a pollinizer.
Kansas  The delicious flavor of this selection is believed to come from a cross between a sweet cherry and a tart cherry. The rich, luscious red fruit is larger, firmer and sweeter than most pie cherries, but it has the undeniable tang and powerful cherry flavor that keeps pie cherries in high demand. With red skin, juice and flesh, its potent color also packs a powerful punch in preserves! The beautiful, lush, upright tree grows to 10′-12′ with thick, dark, oval leaves, making it a wonderful choice as an ornamental focal point in the edible landscape. Also considered low chill at only 300+ hours needed below 45F to reliably bloom and set fruit. 
Lapins  Self-pollinating and tolerates late frost! One of the few self-pollinating sweet cherry trees. Puts on a brilliant spring show with billows of pink flowers. Deep, dark fruit has a Bing-like shape has a purple-red flesh that is sweet, firm and almost meaty. Exquisite fresh eating, right off the tree. Originated in Canada. Good overall disease-resistance and crack-resistance. Ripens in July
Schneider  Originally from Germany and grown widely throughout Europe, Schneider’s Heirloom Cherry has proven to be a reliable and productive variety in the Pacific Northwest. Vigorous and disease resistant, Schneider’s Heirloom Cherry produces good crops of very large, dark red, juicy and flavorful fruit, which resists cracking even after heavy rain.
Starletta  Starletta is consistently larger in size than other white cherries grown in New Zealand. This delicious cherry is exported right across the world from some of New Zealand’s best cherry growers. This exclusive cherry brand delivers a beautifully firm and crunchy texture along with a wonderfully distinct flavor and eating experience.
Surefire  A surefire, easy-picking choice for the backyard grower and U-Pick marketers. Because it is very late flowering, it evades and tolerates frosts and annually produces large, crack-resistant crops. Skin, juice, and flesh are fire engine red. Its high sugar content makes it excellent for eating fresh, and the vivid red makes the dried fruit look extra tasty! It ripens a week after Montmorency. So highly regarded, it is the first sour cherry introduced by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva in 107 years
Disclaimer: Most of the descriptions of cherry characteristics shown above were taken from other descriptions given on websites on the internet, some nearly verbatim; accordingly, this information is for use during Spring Field Day at the WWFRF and is not to be used elsewhere.