Lapins is a popular later-maturing cherry with dark red to deep purple skin. The variety is one of the larger cherries available with deliciously succulent, though quite firm, flesh. Flavour is generally described as mild with a good sugar/acid balance.
Lapins is more rain-resistant and less prone to splitting than many varieties.
Origin: Lapins is the result of a cross between Stella and Van, two popular and long-standing cherry varieties. The breeding was conducted at the famous Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Summerland, British Columbia in 1984 by Dr D. Lane and his team.
Grown in: Canada, USA, Chile, Argentina, England
Harvest & Availability:
For marketing in Europe:
Mid December: from Chile, Argentina