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Category Archives: Cherry varieties

Merton Glory

Merton Glory, photo courtesy of oxfordpomona.blogspot.com

Merton Glory, photo courtesy of oxfordpomona.blogspot.com

A self-sterile (pollinator required) English cherry variety introduced in the 1930s. The fruit ripens in late June/early July, and it is sweet and of good flavour. Often described as a white cherry, the fruit is an attractive pinkish red over a warm pale yellow background.

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Lapins

Lapins cherry, photo courtesy of thefoodproject/flickr.com

Lapins cherry, photo courtesy of thefoodproject/flickr.com

A self-fertile tree (no pollinator required) that is naturally very vigorous; its size is kept under control by the dwarf rootstock. It is easy to grow, and produces attractive pink-white flowers in mid spring, and heavy crops of large, tasty, dark red cherries. The variety originates from Canada, as a cross between Van and Stella, developed by Dr Charles Lapins. A good pollinator for other cherries.

Click here to go to the Tree Varieties page, where you can select this and other varieties in a provisional order