Don I haven't heard of that one before. Ducking on it - like googling but I use duckduckgo - sounds interesting.... just what I need, another fruit tree :-)
I had challenges due to deer eating much of the growth on my young cherry trees. I can only put in so many tree cages. One, a Duke Cherry, did poorly so this summer I budded on Ranier and a red sweet cherry that produce well here. We'll see if the buds take, next year. Another, NorthStar, that did very poorly and was chewed by deer. I also budded that one with "SureFire, which I have grown and is more vigorous and vertical. I don't know how that will do.
I might put in some more deer cages to protect what I have. Thanks for posting on Evans Bali. Certainly looks delicious.
Evans Bali Cherry from one nursery in Vt. Maybe if I can find one on the West coast.....
Boy, I'd love some of that pie! Looked it up on Wikipedia, and found it was a "sour" cherry. What I would call a tart cherry, or better yet, a pie cherry.
I had a pie cherry tree for a few years and the birds didn't bother it either, but they decimated my sweet cherries if I let them. I seem to remember that the cherry fruit flies didn't bother the pie cherry much either.
Yes, it's a "sour" cherry--and it's self-fruiting, which is what you want. It bears early in its life and reliably. The fresh cherries are certainly edible--just not sweet--and reasonably tasty, if nothing like a sweet cherry.
Before I made the pie, I had my doubts. But it was the best cherry pie I've ever eaten. I was overjoyed. I also picked quite a few and stuffed them into a jar, stems and all, with a little sugar, and then filled the jar with brandy. They're in the fridge waiting for Old-Fashioned time.