The flesh is soft and quite sweet.
Seth Lewelling sold an orchard in Milwaukie, Oregon to a Joseph Hamilton Lambert in 1857. What would ultimately become the Lambert tree appeared as a seedling in the orchard. He decided to give the seedling a try; he grafted the seedling onto what he thought was Duke Cherry stock. The tree appeared to die in 1880, but a new tree grew from the roots. The Lambert Cherry tree was propagated from cuttings from that regrowth.