Fan trained Cherry trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Lapins is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons. Dessert Cherries will usually require a sunny south or west facing aspect; the cooking variety ‘Morello’ can be used to utilize a less promising North or Easy facing aspect.
Lapins is one of the most popular garden varieties because it is easy to grow, has good quality mild, sweet fruits and is self fertile so you don’t need any other varieties to produce the good crops. Lapins seems to have a somewhat naturally compact habit which can also be an advantage in the garden.
The fruits ripen mid season and are medium to dark red in colour. Lapins is self pollinating, no partner trees are required. Also a good polinating tree for other cherry varieties.