Cherries have a very short growing season and can grow in most temperate latitudes. The peak season for cherries is in the summer. Here in Australia and New Zealand they are usually at their peak in late December and a welcome addition to Christmas festivities.
The apple tree is small, reaching 3 to 12 metres (9.8 to 39 ft) tall, with a broad, deciduous, often densely twiggy crown. There are thousands of cultivars; selecting varieties that suit the temperate Sydney Basin will ensure success. Their sweet smelling flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades.