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Cherry trees
Napoleon Bigarreau

A traditional white cherry, with an excellent flavour and appearance.
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Cherry trees
Napoleon Bigarreau
Picking seasonEarly
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
Flavour qualityVery good
Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
Food usesEating fresh
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Growing


Cherry trees
Napoleon Bigarreau
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group5
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
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Problems


Cherry trees
Napoleon Bigarreau
Fruit splittingVery susceptible
CankerVery susceptible
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Climate


Cherry trees
Napoleon Bigarreau
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Cherry trees
Napoleon Bigarreau
Country of originGermany
Period of origin1750 - 1799
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourYellow / Red
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