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Hedelfingen cherry trees

Prunus avium 'Hedelfingen'

Hedelfingen is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Fruit color: Red / Black
  • Universal pollinator: No
An old European sweet cherry, which is well-suited to the North American climate and widely-grown.

Hedelfingen sweet cherry trees for sale

  • Large 1-year bare-root tree $38.95
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
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Hedelfingen is an old-fashioned dark red / black sweet cherry, which ripens late-season.

How to grow

Despite its age Hedelfingen has many of the features modern growers expect. It crops regularly and reliably from a young age, is cold hardy, reasonably resistant to fruit splitting, and produces a tidy tree which is easy for hand-picking.

It needs pollinating by another compatible sweet cherry.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Hedelfingen is thought to originate from central Europe in the 18th or 19th century.

Hedelfingen characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Universal pollinatorNo
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshDual purpose
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • General resistanceGood
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colorRed / Black
  • Fruit sizeAverage