Montmorency cherry originated in the Montmorenecy Valley, France before the Seventeenth Century. It is considered as a seedling of ‘Cerise Hative’ or ‘Cerise Commune’. At the end of the 20th century, it was one of the most popular tart cherry varieties in the United States. The tree is fruitful and productive. It can grow well in different types of soil and environments. The fruit ripens in mid-season and is good quality. Because of its firm flesh and thick skin, it is less susceptible to brown rot. You can eat the fruit when the fruit is fully mature. The tree is self-fertile and it is medium size with upright-spreading habits. It can grow in cold hardiness zones 4-8.
Montmorency Tart Cherry Tree
Montmorency originated in the Montmorenecy Valley, France. The tree is fruitful and productive. The fruit ripens in mid-season and it is good quality. Montmorency is good for making juice, cooking, compote, and fresh eating when it is fully mature. Because of its firm flesh and thick skin, it is less susceptible to brown rot. The tree is self-fertile. It is cold hardy and is best grown in cold hardiness zones 4-8.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Our grafted/budded apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, and cherry trees are about 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. Most other trees are seedlings ranging from 18-36" tall. You know if a tree is a seedling when the rootstock selected says "Seedling".
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.