Reading through the thread the strong recommendations for black cherry should tell you something! I can confirm that it is a winner!
The advice to plant some hybrids is also sound. I have mostly heirlooms BUT they will let you down sometimes. Last year Park's Whopper
saved the day for me and over the season I had enough heirlooms to make it worthwhile to grow them too. Last year Costoluto Genvese
produced well for me, as did Georgia Streak, Amana Orange, Mortgage Lifter and Swartze Sarah. Many other heirloom varieties I tried were not worth the
effort. Matt's Wild is a sure enough permaculture plant that consistently re-seeds itself.
In previous years I have enjoyed Earl of Edgecombe, Aussie, Moonglow, Delicious and many others. Brandywine varieties have all disappointed with the
exception of the Platfoot Strain/Brandywine Yellow.