English Morello cherry tree is a cultivar of sour cherry, scientifically known as Prunus cerasus, that is grown for its flavorful, dark red cherries. Introduced to America prior to 1862 the English Morello sour cherry trees are late-ripening tart cherry for cooking, sometimes eaten fresh when fully ripe. The English Morello cherry trees produce a dark red fruit and juice as well. English Morello cherry is naturally a small tree with drooping branches, typically reaching up to 12 to 15 feet tall and wide, with a rounded crown and a dense canopy. The leaves are oval-shaped, the flowers are white or pink, and the fruit is firm and juicy with a tangy taste. English Morello cherries are often used in cooking, as they hold their shape well when baked and have a strong, distinct flavor. They are also popular in jams, syrups, and juices. The tree is hardy and adaptable, and can grow well in various climates. chill hours needed. Self-fruitful. Please see below for further information on our English Morello cherry trees for sale. **If sold out, please see our smaller, 1-year English Morellos.
Considerations for English Morello Cherry
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: England 1500`s
Storage: A few weeks
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.