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Ripening time: January - February


A rich red cherry with a sweet flavour and firm flesh that is highly regarded. Similar to ‘Bing’.


Planting a lapin, which has a later ripening time, will help to extend the cherry harvest period.


Early flowering, and a useful pollination partner for other early flowering cherries such as Van.


Does not form lateral branches freely, prune to encourage side branching.


Fruit are borne at the base of some one-year shoots and on two-year and older wood.


Pollination: Self-fertile, but will produce better when a pollination partner is present, such as; Morello, Napolean, Stella, Van


Mature tree height: 3.5 – 5.5 m depending on shape


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells.


Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.

Lapin Cherry Tree


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