Lapins Cherry

by admin on July 14, 2014

Farmers Market FruitSo many different types of cherries and so little time to taste them all! As researchers continue to create hybrid cherries, we get to taste test the delicious results. Lapins cherries are one of these hybrids. Similar in taste to Bing cherries, Lapins are about an inch in width and are much more rain-resistant than Bings are. The Lapins cherry is a cross between Van and Stella cherries and was developed in British Columbia by the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. The Lapins cherry is one of the types of cherries that are sweet (others include Chelan and Rainier cherries).

You can see how this is an improvement on Bing cherries. Lapins cherries are just as tasty but are bigger and juicier. They are typically a red or purple color. The best part about Lapins cherries is that they self-pollinate. If you want to grow cherries at your house and have plenty of room in your yard, consider a Lapins cherry tree. These trees grow to about 20 feet in maturity and don’t require you to plant another sweet cherry cultivar for pollination. Mid-summer is usually when the cherries are at their ripest.

Lapins cherries are no different from other cherries in that they contain vitamin C and antioxidant properties. Dark fruits tend to have a higher anthocyanin content, which can reduce the risk of cancer. To reap the health benefits of Lapins cherries, eat some raw or prepare them as a jam. Since they are naturally sweet, you don’t need to add any extra sugar for a better taste – the cherry itself does that for you.

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