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Cherry Trees: if you want sweet cherries it's easiest to select self-pollinating varieties. 'Lapins' and 'Tehranivee' are self-fertile sweet cherries; 'Rainier' needs another variety that blooms at the same time in order to set good fruit.
Lapins Sweet Cherry tree - This Canadian variety produces very large, meaty, maroon-purple fruits without the aid of another sweet cherry variety as a pollinator. Cherries have rich flavor and good crack resistance. A natural semi-dwarf, standard trees grow only 12 to 15 feet tall (6 to 8 feet tall on dwarf rootstock), require no staking and produce large crops. Fruits ripen in early to mid-July. Has good resistance to late frosts and handles temperatures down to -20 degrees F.