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Lapins Cherry on Gisela 5 (Spring 2024)


A self-fertile cherry that tolerates late frost.

Lapins is a great tree for the back yard. It is self-fertile and produces an prolific display of pink bloom mid-season. It also serves as a universal pollenizer for other cherries that bloom mid-season. These blooms will tolerate a late frost, making this cherry a very reliable cropper.

Ripening in about 2 weeks after Bing, Lapins produces a real abundance of fruit. The deep, dark cherries have a Bing-like shape and purple-red flesh that is sweet, firm, and dense. Exquisite for fresh eating, right off the tree, these cherries are even crack resistant!

Lapins was bred in Canada. It inherits its self-compatibility from Stella, one of its parents. Lapins was named in honor of K.O. Lapins, who developed both Stella and Lapins.

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Lapins is a great tree for the back yard. It is self-fertile and produces an prolific display of pink bloom mid-season. It also serves as a universal pollenizer for other cherries that bloom mid-season. These blooms will tolerate a late frost, making this cherry a very reliable cropper.

Ripening in about 2 weeks after Bing, Lapins produces a real abundance of fruit. The deep, dark cherries have a Bing-like shape and purple-red flesh that is sweet, firm, and dense. Exquisite for fresh eating, right off the tree, these cherries are even crack resistant!

Lapins was bred in Canada. It inherits its self-compatibility from Stella, one of its parents. Lapins was named in honor of K.O. Lapins, who developed both Stella and Lapins.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Cherry
Subcategory: Sweet, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, canning, freezing, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Van x Stella
Origin: Summerland Research Station, BC, Canada
Introduced in: 1983
Introduced by: K.O. Lapins and W.D. Lane

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 400
Ripening date: Jul 04 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after Bing

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Gisela 5 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Lapins Cherry on Gisela 5 does not have any diseases or pests associated with it at this time.

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)

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Sweet cherries are not part of our search tool given various complexities. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.