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Pollination of Hertford cherry trees

Hertford (Prunus avium)  is in flowering group 3. Hertford is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Hertford in our catalogue

  • Amber Heart

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    The most popular traditional English white cherry, widely known as Kent Bigarreau.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Athos

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      A natural dwarf sweet cherry tree, unlikely to get much bigger than 2m.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Black Oliver

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        A traditional English black cherry from the West Midlands.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Mid
        • Burcombein stock

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          A dark red / black cherry from the Tamar valley.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Colt
        • Celestein stock

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          Celeste is a compact dark red/black cherry, one of the best early-season varieties, with a sweet mild flavour.
          • Flowering group: 2
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Gisela 5
        • Colney

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          Colney is a large modern late-season English dessert cherry, dark red/black, with a good flavour.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Early Red Maralyin stock

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            Early Red is a modern dark red sweet cherry with a firm flesh.
            • Flowering group: 2
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Early
            • Available rootstocks:
            • Gisela 5
          • Knight's Early Black

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            A traditional English early-season black cherry
            • Flowering group: 3
            • Not self-fertile
            • Picking: Early
            • Kordiain stock

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              Kordia is a large late-season true black cherry variety with a good balanced cherry flavour.
              • Flowering group: 4
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Late
              • Available rootstocks:
              • Gisela 5
            • Lapinsin stock

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              Perhaps the best all-round sweet cherry for the UK. Easy to grow, with heavy crops of good-flavoured cherries.
              • Flowering group: 2
              • Self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Available rootstocks:
              • Gisela 5
              • Colt
            • Merchant

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              An early-season black/red cherry with a good flavour.
              • Flowering group: 2
              • Good pollinator
              • Not self-fertile
              • Picking: Early
              • Merton Gloryin stock

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                A well-known mid-season English white cherry.
                • Flowering group: 2
                • Good pollinator
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Early
                • Available rootstocks:
                • Gisela 5
              • Nimba

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                Nimba is a modern large-fruited red sweet cherry, ripening right at the start of the cherry season.
                • Flowering group: 2
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Very early
                • Pacific Red

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                  Pacific Red is a modern large-fruited red sweet cherry with a firm flesh.
                  • Flowering group: 2
                  • Self-fertile
                  • Picking: Early
                  • Pennyin stock

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                    Penny is a high quality late-season black cherry - ripening in mid-August.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Not self-fertile
                    • Picking: Very late
                    • Available rootstocks:
                    • Gisela 5
                    • Colt
                  • Skeena

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                    One of the best of the Canadian late-season cherries.
                    • Flowering group: 3
                    • Self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Stardustin stock

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                      Stardust is a new mid-season white cherry which is also fully self-fertile.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Early
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Gisela 5
                    • Stellain stock

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                      If you only want to grow one cherry tree, choose Stella - self-fertile, easy to grow, and a good pollinator.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Gisela 5
                      • Colt
                    • Summer Sunin stock

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                      Summer Sun is productive mid-season cherry, and should ripen even if the summer weather is less than perfect.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Partially self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Gisela 5
                      • Colt
                    • Sunburstin stock

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                      Sunburst is a large red mid-season cherry with a good sweet mild flavour, and notably easy to pick.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Colt
                    • Sweetheartin stock

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                      Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Good pollinator
                      • Self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Gisela 5
                      • Gisela 6
                      • Colt
                    • Sylviain stock

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                      Sylvia produces large dark red sweet cherries, ripening in the middle of the cherry season. It is a naturally small tree and grows with a columnar form, useful if space is limited.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Mid
                      • Available rootstocks:
                      • Colt
                    • Tamara

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                      Tamara has probably the largest fruit size of any of the cherry varieties we offer.
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Waterloo

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                        Waterloo is a traditional English sweet cherry with a red / black skin.
                        • Flowering group: 2
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Mid