The Napoleon cherry was rumored to exists back in the 1600's, according to U.P. Hedrick. Hedrick wrote in his 1915 The Cherries of New York that a Belgian by the name of Parmentier named the cherry after the famous emperor in 1820. The Napoleon cherry is considered a bigarreau (firm flesh) cherry. Bright yellow cherry with a rosy blush. The Napoleon cherry is a productive spreading tree with firm, sprightly sweet flavor and firm flesh. It's a welcome early summertime treat. Also recognized as Royal Ann Cherry tree. Pollinate with any sweet cherry except Bing. Please see below for further information on our Napoleon cherry trees for sale.
Considerations for Napoleon Cherry
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Origin Date: Belgium 1820
Storage: A few weeks
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.