Lambert Cherry Tree
One of our most productive and reliable Cherry varieties, the Lambert Cherry Tree has been grown in the Pacific Northwest for over 150 years and is still in commercial production. Lambert Cherry features large, dark-red, richly flavorful, heart-shaped fruit which ripens in early to mid-July. This is a great fruit tree to grow in the Pacific Northwest.
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Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Mazzard is a standard rootstock for sweet cherries. Vigorous, more tolerant of wet soils than Mahaleb (but good drainage still required). Resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus.
Pollination Requirements: Requires another Sweet Cherry for cross-pollination. We suggest Royal Ann or Sam.
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 20° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, richly flavored
Fruit Skin: Dark red
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 5-8