Bigarreau Gaucher cherry trees

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!

Bigarreau Gaucher cherry trees for sale

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.

Summary features of Bigarreau Gaucher


  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Poor?
  • Canker: Very susceptible?
  • Fruit splitting: Very susceptible?



  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Bigarreau Gaucher

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.

How to grow Bigarreau Gaucher 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.

Historical details

Kent, early 20th century.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Bigarreau Gaucher'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.