Duo cherry tree ‘Van‘ + ‘Bigarreau Napoléon‘ - Bare-rooted - TreePrunus avium 'Van' + 'Bigarreau Napoléon'
For the cherry lover
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.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePlant 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 TreeDual 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.
Show moreA 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 TreePrune 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.
Show moreThe 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.
- Extra information
Latin name Prunus avium 'Van' + 'Bigarreau Napoléon' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Red Light preference full sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period April - May Harvesting period July - August Growing height 125 - 200 cm Planting distance 100 - 200 cm