The Montmorency Cherry tree is a fruiting tree that grows to heights of around 18′ and a spread around 20′. This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24″ per year. Grows in a rounded shape. Blooms late, with white flowers clustered on 2–4″ long pedicels. Flowers appear on 1-year-old wood along with spurs. Produces bright red, medium-large fruit with firm yellow flesh; a rich, tart, tangy flavor; and clear juice–ideal for pies and preserves. Harvest in late June, just 2 months after the spring bloom.
Plant in well-drained, sandy and loamy soil. It has some drought tolerance. Is self-fertile, but planting 2 or more trees is recommended for a better crop. Requires at least 700 chill hours. Is a more dependable fruit producer than sweet cherries in cooler climates.
Full sun is recommended.
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2-3 ft, 3-4 ft, 4-5 ft