'Montmorency Cherry' Tree
The most popular cherry in the USA!
The Montmorency cherry is a variety of sour cherry grown in Canada, France, and the United States, particularly in Michigan and in Door County, Wisconsin. Montmorency cherries are part of the lighter red Amarelle cultivar of sour cherries, rather than the darker-red Morello cultivar. Michigan produces over 90,000 tons of Montmorency cherries each year.
This compact tree bears armloads of ripe, tangy, red cherries, which make mouthwatering, succulent pies and cobblers. Because they bloom later than sweet cherries, Montmorency is a more dependable fruit producer in cooler climates. Cold-hardy. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating. In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!
- Years to Bear: 3-5
- Taste: Tangy
- Fruit size: Medium / Firm
- Height: 12-15 feet
- Spacing: 15-20 feet