The Montmorency cherry ultimate cooking cherry, bright red, with yellow flesh and clear juice. Much more flavorful than canned fruit for fresh cherry pies and tarts. Montmorency flesh does not get mushy when processed. Spreading tree around 15 ft.when mature. Disease resistant and easier to grow than sweet cherries. Self-fruitful.
Growing Considerations for Montmorency France 1600's
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1600`s
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 4-12 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits