Prunus 'Montmorency'

 Montmorency Cherry

 

 

Montmorency Cherry is the standard by which pie cherries are judged. The medium-sized, sour fruits are a beautiful red color with amber-yellow flesh. They're tart flavor is treasured when cooked into pies and made into jellies and juice. The fruits can also be dried. A favorite among American gardeners for over 100 years, the cold-hardy, 15-20 ft. Montmorency Pie Cherry trees produce dependable yields that ripen in July. They're ornamental, too, bursting into blooms of white flowers in the spring.

USDA Zones: 4,

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.