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Montmorency Cherries

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Montmorency cherries, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Cherry Collection.

Montmorency Cherries

Montmorency Cherries

Montmorency is the most popular sour variety in the country. It blooms late, with clusters of white flowers, and this lovely cultivar dates back to the 17th century from France. This semi-dwarf variety is adaptable and grows in loamy, well-drained, and sandy soils. The large, bright-red, yellow-fleshed fruit has a rich, tangy flavor. Use Montmorency cherries in baked goods and preserves.


  • Grows in zones 4 to 7
  • Grows to a height of 8 to 18 feet
  • Ready for harvest in late June
  • Does not require a pollinator, but one is recommended for a larger harvest.

Have you grown Montmorency cherries? Is the tree easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Montmorency cherries.


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