Summerland Cherry and Plum Varieties

 In food-forests, grow-food, Orchard Planting

The Summerland Research and Development Centre in BC has some of the best Cherry Varieties in the world. I heard about Summerland breeding facilities from Torrie  of Warner’s Farm in Ontario. I was trying to get some of his favorite freestone plum varities from his orchard. He said to look into Summerland for some of the best varieties of budwood.

Taking a look at their catalog, Summerland has access to some of the best cherries, as well as budwood for great varieties of fruit including Vanette, the European Blue Plum. I`m excited to add a few of their variety to our local West Coast food forest collection. Summerland has a history of breeding the best cultivars in the world of sweet cherries. In fact, over 80% of the world’s cherries originate from breeding efforts in Summerland. See Their Bud Wood Collection here.


I’m excited to start grafting Summerland’ varieties onto rootstock for upcoming projects. We are excited about planting more orchards in the community. Would you like cherry and blue plums on your property? We can help you plant a home orchard.

Contact Abundant Orchards today 




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Nigel Kay
I grow food, plant trees, maintain orchards, and design ecosystems that help families become healthier and happier.
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