the only access have is the store bought cherries so I'm trying these 1st. can they be placed and kept in a container? I have Italian fig "trees=yes they are to be a tree" in containers and its fin.
Many cherries from pit will yield a bitter cherry but that is not to say that they cannot be grown in container. This requires a little extra care to maintain in container, though. This article will get you started: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/growing-cherries-in-a-pot.htm