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


  • Fruit colour: Dark Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Late season


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


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Offspring of this variety


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility


  • Fruit splitting  - Very susceptible

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