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Hedelfingen cherry

Prunus avium
An old European sweet cherry, which is well-suited to the North American climate and widely-grown.

Hedelfingen identification images

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USDA identification images for Hedelfingen

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Prunus avium


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Dual purpose


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading / Vase
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Cherry universal pollinator: No
    • Cherry incompatibility group: 7


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Red / Black

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