Cherry trees for beginners

Varieties: 5 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners5
Average8
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees29
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees5
Cider apple trees2
Crab apple trees4
Damson trees3
Mirabelle trees3
Pear trees5
Plum trees10

Stock availabilitytop


Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)1
Large (semi-vigorous)3
Full-size (standard)1

Rootstock


Colt3
F12/11
Weigi 11

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early
Mid3
Late2
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep1
1-3 days4
1 week
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh4
Good for cooking1
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred4
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade1

Flowering group

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1
21
32
42
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile4
Partially self-fertile
Not self-fertile1

Ploidy

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Diploid5

Pollinating others

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Good3
Average2
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small
Average growth2
Slightly large
Large3
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious3
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy3
Good2
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening4
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular5
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance2
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates4
Mild / damp climates
Warm climates1

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good2
Average
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture1

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada3
United Kingdom2

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
1900 - 1949
1950 - 19994
2000

Fruit colour


Red3
Red - dark2

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Cherry trees for beginners

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    Lapins Cherry trees

    Lapins  Best seller

    Perhaps the best all-round sweet cherry for the UK. Easy to grow, with heavy crops of good-flavoured cherries.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 2self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Morello Cherry trees

    Morello  Best seller

    Morello is a traditional late-season acid or sour-cherry, ideal for cooking with, and can be grown in north-facing situations.  compare
    From €23.90 to €27.90
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Cherry trees
    Stella Cherry trees

    Stella  Best seller

    If you only want to grow one cherry tree, choose Stella - self-fertile, easy to grow, and a good pollinator.  compare
    From €23.90 to €27.90
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Summer Sun Cherry trees

    Summer Sun  Best seller

    Summer Sun is productive mid-season cherry, and should ripen even if the summer weather is less than perfect.  compare
    From €23.90 to €27.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Sweetheart Cherry trees

    Sweetheart®  Best seller

    Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.  compare
    From €23.90 to €27.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating