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Montmorency cherry trees

Prunus cerasus
Montmorency is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

If you want to make American-style cherry pie, Montmorency is the cherry you need. It is easy to grow and makes a good first cherry tree for a cook's garden or orchard. It originates from France, but was taken to North America by the early settlers, and is now perhaps better known in America than Europe.

Montmorency is a tart cherry (also known as an acid or sour cherry), grown for use in the kitchen rather than eating fresh. It has yellow flesh and the juice is clear, and is known as an "Amarelle" type, in contrast with the "Morello" type which has dark red juice.

Most tart cherries contain melatonin, a natural anti-oxidant substance which is also involved in regulating sleeping and wakefullness - but Montmorency is thought to have particularly high levels.

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Montmorency organic cherry trees for sale

Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    Delivery countries
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
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    Growing and Training

    Montmorency is self-fertile, no pollination partner is required. It ripens at the start of July.

    The tree is easy to grow, very cold-hardy, and productive.

    Montmorency characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Flowering group5
    • Disease resistanceGood
    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Season of use1-3 days
    • Food usesCulinary
    • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Country of originFrance
    • Period of origin1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colourRed