Cherry BBQ Cooking Wood

Cherry TreeCherry Wood is best used for grilling or smoking poultry and pork. It usually gives the lighter meats a pinkish red tint to dark brown tint. The smoke taste is mild and gives meats a sweet fruity taste. It mixes well with oak and apple.

Cherry Trees have reddish brown bark and are usually between 6′ and and 40′ tall. There are fruit bearing cherry trees and flowering cherry trees, but they can all be used as Grilling or Smoking Cooking Wood.


We also recommend:


  • 6-8″ chunks
  • 14-16″ long pieces
  • Custom sizes available

Identifying a Cherry Tree

  • Mature cherry trees are usually around 20′ but can reach as high as 35′. Cherry leaves have five small red glands on the tips.
  • The bark should be smooth and reddish brown turning darker as the tree ages. Look for clusters of white or pink blossoms.
  • There are 5 petals on each flower. When a cherry tree is in full bloom, you usually can’t see anything but the blossoms.