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Early Rivers cherry trees

Prunus avium
Early Rivers is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

Early Rivers is a traditional English dark red cherry variety, raised by the famous Rivers Nursery in Hertfordshire in the 1860s.

The flavour is very good, and this is one of the earliest cherries available - ripening in early June in the south of England.

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Early Rivers organic cherry trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on Gisela 5 rootstock25.00€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Gisela 6 rootstock25.00€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Mazzard Alkavo rootstock23.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Early Rivers is a useful variety because it is very early ripening. However it flowers early and needs another compatible early-flowering variety to pollinate it.

Early Rivers characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced - Fairly straightforward as long as you have another early-flowering pollinator.
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group1
  • Picking seasonVery early
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourRed - dark