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excellent quality plants when they arrlrived a couple of weeks ago. repotted and they are now all happily planted surrounded by stones and moist soil in the sun, hiding the metal on gabions at the edge of our pond. have a wish list ready for primulas (and others) which will be available in september. highly recommended. No casualties.
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excellent quality plants when they arrlrived a couple of weeks ago. repotted and they are now all happily planted surrounded by stones and moist soil in the sun, hiding the metal on gabions at the edge of our pond. have a wish list ready for primulas (and others) which will be available in september. highly recommended. No casualties.
sharman, Dorset

Cherry Tree 'Early Rivers'

Image of Cherry Early Rivers Blossom
Image of Cherry Early Rivers Blossom
Image of blossom of Cherry Early Rivers
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Prunus avium 'Early Rivers'

  • Eating Cherry.
  • Dark red sweet cherries are produced early on in the Season.
  • Fruits ripen in succession giving two or three pickings.
  • Self Sterile. Colt rootstock.

Supplied as a containerised tree pruned to approximately 3-4ft (90-120cm) tall including pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY mid November 2020

1 or more £21.00GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

Arguably the earliest black cherry variety to ripen. Cropping heavily the dark red cherries also well sized. One real bonus of this variety is that the fruits ripen in successiongiving two or three pickings which is better than 'all coming at once' like many varieties.

Often recognised as Kentish Cherry, it was in fact bred in Bedfordshire by Thomas River in 1872. The confusion most probably arises as this was one of the most popular varieties of the many roadsidestalls along the A2 coastal road through Kent.

  • First introduced in 1872, Bedfordshire, UK.
  • Self Sterile - requires a pollinator (another cherry).
  • Grown on Colt rootstock for an ultimate (un-pruned) height of 8 - 12 feet (2.4 - 3.65 metres) but can easily be kept at a height of 6 - 8 feet (1.8 - 2.4 metres).

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

Recommended by the RHS to assist in encouraging bats into the garden as the flowers are likely to attract moths and other night-flying insects which bats love to eat!

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How To...

How To Plant Fruit Trees & Nut Trees
Detailed advice on planting fruit and nut trees - including advice on container growing, pruning and training, and advice on specific varieties.

How To Videos

How To Plant Bare Root & Potted Fruit Trees (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen explaining the differences between a bare root and potted fruit tree, and how to plant them.

General Information

Fruit Tree Pollination Simplified (hopefully)
Information on fruit tree fertility, pollination and compatibility, with simple explanations of regularly used terms.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

Magazine Articles

Tree Wishes
Tree Wishes - magazine article giving inspiration to those thinking about growing fruit written by Stephen Shirley for Grow Your Own magazine.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265