Waterloo produces heart shaped fruit glossy red black in colour becoming almost black when ripe. Rich in flavour being juicy & sweet. Quite early to ripen in early July.
This variety was bred by Thomas Andrew Knight (1759-1838), a prolific plant breeder & founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, at his home in Shropshire with the help from his daughter Charlotte. Raised in 1815 and first fruited shortly after the Battle of Waterloo hence the name.
The attributes of Waterloo were soon recognised and it was being planted all over the country by the late 19th century and even abroad. Then there were no dwarfing rootstocks and trees had to be grown on wild cherry rootstock as we are providing them on.
Not self fertile. Pollinated by Roundel Heart & self fertile varieties we grow on Prunus avium F12.1