Amber Heart cherry trees

Amber Heart cherry tree

Amber Heart, or Kent Bigarreau as it is also widely known, is probably the most commercially important English "white" cherry. It has a pleasant and traditional flavour, noticeably different to modern cherries.

As its alternative name suggests, this variety was the mainstay of Kent cherry orchards during the first half of the 20th century.

"White" cherries are so-named because of their pale white-yellow flesh. The skin colour is usually golden yellow overlaid with orange and red.

Amber Heart cherry trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - F12/1 rootstock 0.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Amber Heart

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Overall disease resistance: Poor?
  • Canker: Very susceptible?
  • Fruit splitting: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Amber Heart

Amber Heart is in flowering group 4. Amber Heart is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Amber Heart cherry trees

Amber Heart is not self-fertile, but can be pollinated by any of the modern self-fertile varieties - Stella or Sunburst for example.

Although commercially successful in its time, it has been replaced by newer varieties which are less prone to the fruit-cracking and canker problems.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Amber Heart'