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Hedelfingen

(Geant d'Hedelfingen, Hedelfingen Riesenkirsche)
Hedelfingen is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Hedelfingen is an old-fashioned dark red / black sweet cherry, which ripens late in the cherry season.

It is thought to originate from Germany in the 18th or 19th century.

Despite its age Hedelfingen has many of the features modern growers expect. It crops regularly and reliably from a young age, is cold hardy, reasonably resistant to fruit splitting, and produces a tidy tree which is easy for hand-picking.

 

 

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Hedelfingen organic cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year tree on Gisela 6 rootstock 22.00€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on Mazzard Alkavo rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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Growing and Training

Hedelfingen needs to be pollinated  by another compatible sweet cherry. Good choices include Blanc Nez, Gros Bigarreau de la Groise, Blanche d'Harcigny.


Hedelfingen characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshDual purpose
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Fruit splittingSome resistance
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourRed / Black
  • Fruit sizeAverage