Sylvia is a cherry originating from Canada, introduced in 1987 as a cross between Van and Sam. It has an upright, naturally compact format, and it is suitable for growing in containers. It is disease resistant. Though self-fertile, it crops better with a pollination partner.

The fruit is an attractive deep red. It is resistant to splitting, in part because the leaves provide natural protection in wet conditions.

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Sylvia cherry, photo by Wengang Zhai on Unsplash