U-Pick Cherry Orchard

The Dwarf Sour Cherry orchards in Bruno were planted under the direction of the University of Saskatchewan and the Ursulines of Bruno when the Ursulines owned the property where the Bruno Cherry Sunday is held. The property changed hands in 2007 to becoming St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, and since 2011 the orchards have been operating as U-Pick.

Please watch the articles below for information about this year's crop and U-Pick announcements. The fruit is usually ready for harvest throughout August, sometimes starting even in late July.

FAQ: What kind of Cherries do you have in the St. Therese Institute orchard?

Our U-Pick cherries are University of Saskatoon developed Dwarf Sour Cherries. They are a great tasting cherry with a high sugar content, perfect for baking, cooking, sauses, or even by themselves as a tart-'n-sweet treat.
You can find out more about the cherries themselves at http://www.fruit.usask.ca/dwarfsourcherries.html .
We have several different varieties of Dwarf Sour Cherry in the orchard — Valentine, Romeo, Juliet, Carmine Jewel and Crimson Passion.
 

CHERRY ORCHARD OPEN for 2016… but crop is poor

U-Pick Cherries — Weather Damaged Crop // Pick what you want, pay what you want.Poor Cherry-growing weather this year, especially with too much moisture at the wrong time over the past few days, has resulted in a poor crop throughout most our orchard.

HOW TO U-PICK: Picking is self-pay and BYOB (ahem... that's Bring Your Own 4L BUCKET). Come to the front door of St. Therese Institute at the north end of Main St. in Bruno, SK, and ask us for information on where to pick (during office hours) or grab a map from the bag at the front door and trek your way out to the orchards (outside of office hours, payment instructions posted).

COST: Cherries are $10 per 4L bucket whatever you feel your picking was worth this year -- no set cost (remember, BYOBucket)
Payment can be 1) made at the St. Therese office during office hours (M-F 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm), or 2) deposited in a drop box outside the front door of St. Therese after hours.

HOURS: You can pick any time during daylight hours, 7 days per week. See note on payment above.

MORE INFO: Call St. Therese Institute at 306.369.2555 or email


U-PICK OPEN, but Poor Crop Due to Weather