Both sweet and acid cherries originate in the woods of Britain from Prunus avium (sweet) and Prunus cerasus (acid). Sweet cherries require sun, acid ones can tolerate shade. They both prefer a deep, fertile, well drained, but moisture retentive soil. Some are self-fertile, some are not, so require a pollinator – see individual descriptions.
1 year old feathered maidens
Bush, 1/2 Standard and Standard trees
Fan trained trees
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A compact, heavy and regular cropping tree, producing excellent cooking cherries,although never sweet enough for dessert. The fruits are large, dark red and round. Ripens August/September. Produces fruit on one year old wood, and subsequently bears fruit only on young shoots. Ideal for North walls.
High yielding cherry, later than Stella. The fruits large, dark red of excellent flavour, and more resistant to splitting. Pick late July.
A locally raised cherry – very special and seen in orchards near Hadleigh. Dark red / black sweet cherries are produced in July and August. Shelter, fertile soil and full sun required.
The most reliable of cherries. A good quality large, very dark red fruit, juicy and sweet. Ripens late July
Stella Compact SF
A slightly less vigorous form of the popular Sweet Cherry – this cultivar is around 25% smaller than the standard Stella. Dark red fruits are produced in late July. Full sun and fertile soil preferred.
A high quality, very large, black dessert cherry, firm with a good flavour. Very heavy yield. Pick July.
Please see our Fruit Catalogue 2012/2013 for all varieties available