In the Garden: Growing cherry trees

Many people think that cherry trees are grown from planting the pits of cherries, but actually, there's a more effective method to growing the best tree. The best way to plant cherries in your backyard is to start with a grafted tree so the cherry tree will be true to the type of cherry you want to grow. They'll be the size you want, the color you want, and they'll be a semi-dwarf size so that you can reach the fruit. Another tip is to give the seeds a cold treatment. Put them in the refrigerator or freezer for a few months and try to grow them out. They need to go through their own winter to soften up.