Early Rivers is a traditional English dark red cherry variety, raised by the famous Rivers Nursery in Hertfordshire in the 1860s.
The flavour is very good, and this is one of the earliest cherries available, ripening in early June in the south of England.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Early Rivers is in flowering group 1. Early Rivers is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.
Early Rivers is a useful variety because it is very early ripening. However it flowers early and needs another compatible early-flowering variety to pollinate it. Merton Glory is a good choice.
Rivers Nursery, Hertfordshire, 1860s.