U-Pick Cherry Orchard

The Sour Dwarf 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 Sour Dwarf 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 varietiesof Sour Dwarf Cherry in the orchard — Valentine, Romeo, Juliet, Carmine Jewel and Crimson Passion.
 

CHERRY ORCHARD OPENS August 1, 2018

CHERRY U-PICK ORCHARD OPEN AUG. 1
U-Pick Cherries

COME AND PICK starting August 1!

Cherry Sunday may have been cancelled for this year, but the orchards have not gone away! The St. Therese grounds feature several acres of Cherry Orchard, featuring several varieties of the great tasting, tart-but-sweet University of Saskatoon-developed Dwarf Sour Cherry.

PLEASE NOTE: Cherry yield is low this year due to high winds blowing off blossoms in the spring. We recommend coming asap after our Aug. 1 opening, and plan on spending more time picking in the orchard as you'll have to pick from more trees due to low yield.

Read more: CHERRY ORCHARD OPENS August...

CHERRY ORCHARD – U-PICK CANCELLED for 2018

CHERRY U-PICK ORCHARD OPEN AUG. 1
2018 U-Pick CANCELLED

Cancellation necessary due to fruit fly problems.

Due to problems with fruit flies and this year's crop, we regretfully have decided to cancel U-Pick operation for this year.

PLEASE NOTE: We had previously announced that the U-Pick Cherry Orchard would be opening August 1. After a final walk-through on July 30 in preparation to the u-pick opening, we discovered issues throughout our orchards that would negatively impact both the cherry picking experience and the fruit quality. We are sorry for any confusion or disappointment that this new development may cause.

Read more: CHERRY ORCHARD – U-PICK...

CHERRY ORCHARD OPEN for 2016

CHERRY U-PICK ORCHARD OPEN
Newly Ripened Cherries are looking great!
Cherry U-PICK ORCHARD IS OPEN!!

Our later-ripening cherries are now ready for picking, and picking is looking great! We had previously announced earlier in the season that the cherry harvest looked poor, but our later cherries did not run into the issues that our early cherries did.

COME AND PICK WHILE THE PICKING IS GREAT -- Fruit ripened a couple weeks earlier than usual and cherries likely won't last into late August like in previous years.

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 follow the posted instructions and signs (after-hours).

COST: Cherries are $10 per 4L bucket (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 

CHERRY ORCHARD OPEN for 2017

CHERRY U-PICK ORCHARD OPEN
Cherry U-PICK ORCHARD IS OPEN!!

ORCHARD OPEN FOR PICKING as of Monday, July 31, 2017!

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 Street in Bruno, SK, and ask us for information on where to pick (during office hours) or follow the posted instructions and signs (after-hours).

COST: Cherries are $10 per 4L bucket (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 Cherry Orchard Map -- St. Therese Institute, Bruno SK

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