Plant cherry seeds in early fall at least 6 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep, according to Marty Wingate for Better Homes and Gardens. Cherries grow best when they are exposed to direct sunlight for at least six hours per day.
Although they grow well in any kind of soil, cherry trees thrive in areas that do not stay soggy for long periods of time. One of the challenges of growing cherries on a cherry tree is getting fruit from the flowers. Because some cherry trees are not capable of pollinating themselves, it is often necessary to plant different varieties in the same area to cross-pollinate and get fruit.