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Montmorency Pie Cherry Tree

Most Famous Pie Cherry

This is the standard by which pie cherries are judged. Ripens in July—bright red fruit with amber flesh and clear juice. Dependable yields will fill plenty of pie shells! Self-pollinating. Zones 4-8. Not available in CA, CO, ID, OR, WA.
  • Zone 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Height 15 - 20 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

Plants are not available in AE AK CA CO GU HI ID OR PR WA

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  • Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
  • Height: 15 - 20 feet.
  • Spacing: 20 feet.
  • Depth: Plant with graft union 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: 20 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: Approximately 2 - 3 bushels at maturity.
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Dark green foliage.
  • Blooms: April.
  • Fruit: Medium large, bright red fruit with firm, yellow flesh.
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy, organic loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Size: 1/2 inch blossoms.
  • Comments: Pie cherry. Fruit produces clear juice. Fruit is firm enough to hold shape during canning. Standard for pie cherries. Fruit has a rich, tart, and tangy flavor. Tree requires good drainage and aeration. Hardy to -40 degrees F. Sour and bush cherries will tolerate heavier soils. Cherries do not like wet feet. Do not soak trees for over 24 hours prior to planting. If fertilizing when planting, only use a slow release fertilizer. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA.

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