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Early Rivers cherry

Last updated 19 Aug 2015.

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Heart-shaped. Soft, melting, very juicy, sweet. Good flavour and quality when fully ripe. Stone small.


  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Originates from: Kent, United Kingdom
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1444


  • Fruit colour: Purple


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 1
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Cherry incompatibility group: Group 2


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Leaf spot  - Some resistance


  • Fruit splitting  - Some resistance

References and further reading about this variety

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon
  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

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United Kingdom

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