Love cherries? So do we! Which is why we're crazy about this duo cherry tree. This fruit tree produces two types of cherry on one tree — the firm, dark red ‘Van‘ and the sweet ‘Bigarreau Napoleon‘. Both varieties of cherry are heavy croppers and pollinate each other. We plant the tree in our garden or in a large pot on a patio, roof terrace or balcony.We supply the duo cherry tree as bare-root stock — just the bare branch and roots. The branch is freshly removed from the soil. This gives it additional strength, enabling it to branch out faster than it would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical.The fruit tree blossoms in spring. That's when it reveals its lovely white flowers. A crop will be ready to harvest from summer onwards in the second year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. The duo cherry tree grows in moisture-retaining soil. that we keep nice and moist. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.
|Latin name:||Prunus - avium - 'Van' + 'Bigarreau Napoléon'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Harvesting:||July - August|
|Growing Height:||125 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 200 cm|
Plant Dual Cherry Tree in a large hole in good, loose soil. Plant the root ball at the appropriate depth in the hole - the top should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly in. Water immediately after planting. A Dual Cherry Tree grows best in a sunny spot.
A Dual Cherry Tree (Prunus avium) 'Van' and 'Gigarreau Napoléon is easy to grow although it needs to be watered regularly. Are you growing your Dual Cherry Tree in a big planter? Never let the root ball dry out! We recommend some mixed organic fertilizer early in the year. Mulch with a layer of compost around the base of the tree. The cherries ripen in June and turn a dark red colour. Pick cherries along with their stems carefully from the branches. Eat the cherries straight away or store for several days in the refrigerator. Cherries are also wonderful for jam making, syrups and especially for pies. Protection from birds is a must if you want to enjoy the fruit before they do.