Dancing with Smurfs


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20+

“Dancing with Smurfs” was bred and released by Tom Wagner in 2012, with the fame of being one of the darkest anthocyanin (purple), red cherries available at the time. Something that I did not know is that reportedly Mr. Wagner named this after the thirteenth episode of the thirteenth season of the American animated television series South Park. That is a series I never watched, so I thought the name came directly from the original children’s cartoon series.
I bought this variety in the fall of 2013, only due to the name (I am a sucker for great names!), but was very pleasantly surprised by the flavor being much better than I expected. Since that time, I have grown it nearly every year, but for some reason it has not been as productive for me as in the 2013 season. I credit this to a possible intolerance of high humidity, as my attempts after 2013 were all spring crops. I still find it one of the better tasting anthocyanin cherries. NOTE: I am listing this without the designation of INDIGOTM as I cannot find who began to slap that label on anthocyanin varieties, regardless of the breeder or origin. I cannot find that any breeder has approved the sharing of this designation simply due to the presence of anthocyanin.

Out of stock