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Felicita® cherry trees

Prunus avium
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
A modern self-fertile dark-red cherry, notable for its very large cherries.

Felicita cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Gisela 5 rootstock £64.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

If you like really big cherries then Felicita is likely to be of interest - the cherries of this variety are amongst the largest and heaviest available. Weights of 12g per cherry can be achieved in good conditions.

The flesh is firm and the flavour is tangy / sweet.

Felicita also starts producing cherries from a relatively young age (particularly on the Gisela 5 semi-dwarf rootstock) and is reliably self-fertile.

How to grow

Felicita may be susceptible to frost damage and is best planted in sheltered sunny position. While frost damage will reduce the number of cherries which set, it also tends to increase the mature size.

Felicita can be prone to fruit-cracking, which is caused by periods of heavy rainfall in June causing the fruit to swell and split. For this reason commercial cherry growers often cover their orchards to keep the rain off. It is perhaps less of an issue in the home orchard, but if heavy rainfall is forecast it might be worth covering the tree with horticultural fleece.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Felicita is a modern cherry variety, developed in the Czech Republic, and is related to the popular Stella cherry variety.

Felicita characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originCzech Republic
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed - dark