Lapins Cherry Tree
Very large, dark purple, delicious and self-fertile, the Lapins Cherry Tree is one of the best Cherries available. Introduced by Dr. Lapins at the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia, Canada, Lapins is a favorite with commercial growers. Lapins Cherry is also an easy to grow and very productive variety for the home gardener.
Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Colt is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock which produces trees about 80% of standard size. Colt is adapted to most soils and is hardy, vigorous, productive, and forms a well-branched tree. Sweet Cherries on Colt rootstock can grow to 12-15 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Dark purple
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: 5-9