Bigarreau Gaucher is a late-season black cherry, with a very good flavour.
Despite the French-sounding name, and probable continental origins, Bigarreau Gaucher seems to have made its home in Kent, where it was grown commercially at the start of the 20th century. It therefore qualifies as a traditional English cherry!
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Bigarreau Gaucher is in flowering group 3. Bigarreau Gaucher is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other cherry trees.
Bigarreau Gaucher is somewhat disease-prone, although its natural vigour helps it cope.
The best pollinator is one of the modern self-fertile varieties such as Stella.
Kent, early 20th century.
All our trees are grown in the UK.