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Montmorency Cherry Tree

America's #1 planted sour cherry and the filling for most of the famous pies of Michigan and Wisconsin. The Montmorency Cherry with its large bright red fruit and yellow, almost clear, sour flesh has been popular in the United Stated since it was introduced in 1760.
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USDA ZONES: 4-9 Outdoors
 
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Montmorency Cherry Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'

America's #1 planted sour cherry and the filling for most of the famous pies of Michigan and Wisconsin. The Montmorency Cherry with its large bright red fruit and yellow, almost clear, sour flesh has been popular in the United Stated since it was introduced in 1760. Tracing its name to the Montmorency Valley in France from around 1600's. Montmorency is popular for pies and desserts because it stays firm in processing. Also noted for the clear juice it produces which is rich tart and tangy. Extremely hardy down to -40. Self-fertile and a natural semi dwarf reaching 15 feet at maturity,

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Light pink
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

Natural Semi Dwarf reaching 15 feet tall with an 18 foot spread. Easily held to any size with summer pruning

Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to -45° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
700 - 1000
Size & Spacing

Natural Semi Dwarf reaching 15 feet tall with an 18 foot spread. Easily held to any size with summer pruning

Wide Spreading to 18 feet, plant 10 to 15 feet on center. can be held to any width with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Cherries grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist but not wet. Cherries prefer well-drained soil. Mound or plant in raised beds at least 12 to 18 inches high if poor drainage is suspected. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilize the soil temperature. When harvesting cherries, pick them with the stems attached, and avoid tearing off the fruit spur that will produce fruit year after year. Prune in the summer to avoid diseases.

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