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Emperor Francis cherry


Emperor Francis is a traditional old-fashioned cherry variety.

This variety was used in the development of the first self-fertile cherry, Stella.  As a result many modern cherries can trace their ancestery back to Emperor Francis.



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Origins

  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Originates from: W.Mid, United Kingdom
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1371
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1976-114

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Dark Red

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Late season

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Canker  - Some susceptibility

Horticultural

  • Fruit splitting  - Very susceptible


Where to buy fresh fruit

United States





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