|Latin name:||Prunus avium 'Van' + 'Bigarreau Napoléon'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - August|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|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.
Planting your Cherry Tree
Dual Cherry Tree (Prunus avium) 'Van' and Bigarreau Napoléon' will thrive in a large planter. This tree is compact and takes up little room but produces the same big cherries as a regular-sized cherry tree. Stand the container in a sheltered, sunny spot. Create a 'mini-orchard' - plant the (Patio) Dual Cherry Tree, Apple tree, Peach tree, and Dwarf Apricot in containers and stand them all together on your patio or decking.
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.
Pruning a Dual Cherry Tree
Prune a Dual Cherry Tree the first year after planting in February. Prune all the shoots by 3/4. Continue pruning in the second year and prune 6-8 branches by 1/4. Every following year, prune new branches by 1/3, do a regular trimming and remove all old branches.
The Dual Cherry Tree (Prunus avium) 'Van' and 'Bigarreau Napoléon' is a unique tree with two types of fresh sweet cherries. The variety 'Van' has great-tasting dark cherries. 'Bigarreau Napoléon' has sweet, bright red fruit, These two varieties pollinate each other so many fruits are formed. In the spring, you can enjoy the enchanting white cherry blossom. Cherries are very good for you - low in calories but containing a lot of fibre and vitamins.