Montmorency cherry tree is a species of tart cherry, scientifically known as Prunus cerasus, that is widely cultivated for its juicy, sour cherries. They are native to Europe and western Asia. Montmorency sour cherry is the ultimate cooking cherry, bright red, with yellow flesh and clear juice. The Montmorency cherry is more flavorful than canned fruit for fresh cherry pies and tarts. Montmorency cherries 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. Please see below for further information on our Montmorency sour cherry trees for sale.
Considerations Montmorency Cherry
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: France 1600'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.