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Self-pollinating and tolerates late frost! One of the few self-pollinating sweet cherry trees. Puts on a brilliant spring show with billows of pink flowers. Deep, dark fruit has a Bing-like shape has a purple-red flesh that is sweet, firm and almost meaty. Exquisite fresh eating, right off the tree. Originated in Canada. Good overall disease-resistance and crack-resistance. Ripens in July.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich Flavor, Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 25' Tall X 18 - 25' Wide
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18' Tall X 15 - 18' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 25'
Semi-Dwarf 15 - 18'


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
It's compatible with my region and it's self pollinating.
Gustavo L on Oct 16, 2019
self pollinating and sounds delicious
Fariha F on Jul 25, 2019
It's compatible with my region and it's self pollinating.
Gustavo L on Oct 16, 2019
Self fertile
Kimberly M on Sep 21, 2019
self pollinating and sounds delicious
Fariha F on Jul 25, 2019
I chose this cherry because: late bloomer to "miss frost", dwarf size, and self pollinating.
Marsha C on Jul 21, 2019
Add a variety to my collection
James S on Mar 5, 2019
it is dwarf and I have a relative small space and it is self-pollinating.
Jim M on Jan 3, 2019
Self fertile
Kimberly M on Sep 21, 2019
I chose this cherry because: late bloomer to "miss frost", dwarf size, and self pollinating.
Marsha C on Jul 21, 2019
Is the taste similar to that of a bing cherry?
James T on Sep 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes we love them great taste and they produce great amounts
I have a lapin cherry tree (now in its 5th year). Unfortunately, I'm getting little yield of cherries. Any suggestions? I line in SE Michigan. Thx
Jeff P on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Late frost can zap tender fruit buds, which may be a concern in your area. If not, given the age of your cherry tree, fruit production should increase after it's yielded its first crops. If beneficials and pollen movers (bees) are not visiting your tree when it's in bloom, you can help by manually moving pollen between flowers (using a small paintbrush or cotton swab). If you have room for another variety of sweet cherry tree, cross-pollination between them should also help to boost yields. If birds are eating your fruit before you can harvest, netting is highly recommended.
How many chill hours are required?
Joe Fatout on Apr 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree requires 400 chill hours, far less than most other sweet cherries.
Would this tree be a good pollinator for Stark hardy giant cherry tree?
Lori E on Apr 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would be an excellent pollinator.

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Bad shipping time
Well, I just received my Lapin's cherry and although it was probably a good specimen, it really suffered in the shipping box with the heat - it really looked dead. I'm hoping it lives. Luckily, I was home when it arrived so immediately gave it water and air in a cool shaded place so we'll see. I'm not sure why this couldn't have been shipped in cooler weather but they said it wasn't available....hmmmmm.
All the other trees I've ordered are lovely so I have great hopes for this one and I'll rate it again once I see it can be revived, survive the Summer & Winter, and burst forth in a new Spring. Until then.....
July 30, 2019
2 months ago
Need Better Shipping Times (options when ordering)
First of all, let it be known that the plant stock and packaging is top quality. Very pleased. Unfortunately, there’s more than this to consider when purchasing from a nursery. Shipping time is also critical. NE Ohio varies greatly each spring and even though a call was made to hold shipping and the tree was still in the warehouse, it was shipped anyway. Our ground was still frozen. Disappointed.
August 16, 2019