Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

Montmorency cherry trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Montmorency is the definitive American cherry pie variety. It is easy to grow and makes a good first cherry tree for a cook's garden or orchard.

Montmorency is an acid or sour cherry, grown for culinary use 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 darker-red skin.

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.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Montmorency cherry trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Full size  (20ft+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Mahaleb rootstock  (very vigorous) $29.00

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Montmorency

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Montmorency

Montmorency is in flowering group 5. Montmorency is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Montmorency cherry trees

Montmorency is self-fertile, no pollination partner is required. It is an early-season cherry, ripening at the start of July.

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


Historical details

The origins of Montmorency are not clear, but it is thought to come from 17th century France. It has long been the staple acid cherry variety used by commercial orchards in North America, particularly in Michigan.


Botanical name

Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'




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