Typical ripening period: Late November - Early December
Characteristic: Early season cherry, good sized fruit, typically crop well, very good flavour. Very popular variety in suburban back yards.
Typical ripening period: Early to mid December
Characteristic: A mid season cherry, van are a very firm crisp cherry with a rich flavour. Usually crops quite well, they have dark shiny skin when ripe and will even have a pleasant flavour before fully ripe. Popular for preserving because of their crispness.
Typical ripening period: Mid December through to 25th December.
Characteristic: Mid to late season cherry which typically crops really well. Pleasant flavour, large dark fruit. Close relative to Lapins and as such share similar characteristics.
Typical ripening period: 20th December through to around 5th January.
Characteristics: Large and dark with a lighter red flesh, firm and bright in appearance. Very good split resistance, crop later in the season. Very similar to Simone variety, and like Simone Lapins generally crop really well.
Typical ripening period: 25th December through to mid January.
Characteristics: Large dark cherry, fairly firm and very pleasant flavour. Generally crops quite well.