ALL BARE ROOT TREES ARE AVAILABLE AFTER LEAF FALL WHICH IS USUALLY NOVEMBER TO MARCH
Trees ordered outside of these times will be delivered around the start of next November, exact date determined by the weather.
Early Rivers Eating Cherry Tree
Large, heart-shaped, red to black cherries. One of the earliest to ripen.
Pick the cherry fruits in early July.
Our Early Rivers cherry tree is NOT SELF-FERTILE and requires another cherry tree close by to produce cherries. Trees to choose from include, Goodnestone Black, Nutberry Black, Merchant, Newstar, Mumford’s, Black Tartarian, Merton Glory, Merpet, Lapins, Petit Noir, Bedford Prolific, Circassian, Knight’s Early Black and Black Tartarian A. Of those Newstar, Lapins and Petit Noir are all self-fertile which means they will provide fruits without the need of a pollination partner.
If your head is hurting reading this then feel free to call us on 0800 043 1057 for an explanation.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
All Our Trees Are Grown In The UK
As far as we know, none of our trees have sneaked off for holidays abroad and so are UK Grown.
Bare Root Cherry Tree Rootstock options explained
Gisela 5 : Final height of 2.5 metres. Ideal for small gardens and easier for bird protection.
Knip/Spindle bush : Commercial grade tree grown for high fruit yields.
Colt : Semi-Dwarf Cherry Rootstock giving a final height of 3.5 metres.
Hexaploid Colt : Very similar to Colt (3.5 metres) just a different rootstock.
F.12.1: : Will grow to 4m +
Bush : This means there are branches that start close to the bottom of the tree.
Patio : Suited for container growing on patio (others usually can be too, this one is just better for it)
Maiden : The tree is 1-2 years old.
Half-Standard : Some lower branches have been pruned off to give a more rounded tree shape
Standard : More lower branches have been pruned off to give a much clearer trunk, more of a lollipop shape.
Bare Root : No soil and no pot. Usually cheaper and will be 2-3 years old unless otherwise stated e.g. a maiden.