Cherry tree Cœur de pigeon (Pigeon heart) -
Prunus cerasus 'Cœur de pigeon' (latin)
Geographic origin: Asia Minor.
Adult size: Height up to 18 metres.
Type of soil: All, except very damp.
Climate: Hardy, however the flowers will die if temperatures fall below -3°C.
Position: Full sun.
Characteristis and uses: The cherry tree is a tree that is often found in our gardens. It is covered by large numbers of flowers in April, just before the cherries arrive. The cherry tree is one of the fruit trees that demands the least attention and produces fruit most easily. Cherry trees grow very quickly, up to a metre per year and a large harvest of fruit can be expected from the second year onwards.
The cherry tree Cœur de pigeon produces large heart shaped fruits from mid July onwards, the flesh is firm, sweet and acidic.