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Bigarreau Napoleon cherry


The traditional Napoleon cherry remains deservedly popular to this day.

This variety also played a key role in the development of Stella, the first self-fertile cherry.  As a result many modern cherries can trace their ancestry back to the Napoleon cherry.



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Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.

Origins

  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Originates from: United States
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1438

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red + Yellow

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Early season

Growing

  • Flowering period: Early season
  • Flowering group: 1
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Cherry incompatibility group: Group 2
  • Vigour: Large

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Also known as

  • Grosse Lauermann's Kirsche

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Canker  - Very susceptible

Horticultural

  • Fruit splitting  - Very susceptible


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon
    As Napoleon Bigarreau


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