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Montmorency Cherry Tree

The Best Sour Cherry

Item Number: FT090


Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016


Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

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Standard on Mazzard rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-9
  • Chill hours: 500
  • Bloom Time: Very Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: May 25 - June 20
  • Looks: Large, light red skinned fruit with yellow flesh.
  • Personality: Sour cherry, perfect for cobblers, pies.
  • Facts of note: Favorite in colder regions. The most popular sour cherry in the United States and Canada. Extremely winter hardy tree. Known for heavy bearing. Named for the Montmorency valley in France.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Cherries are a practical fruit for home orchards where climate and soil conditions are suitable. Once established, they require little maintenance and are reliable producers. They are best adapted to areas where summers are moderately cool. The trees dislike high humidity. They are usually the last fruit to bloom and first to ripen. Most varieties require a pollenizer. Sweet cherries can reach 25-30 feet tall in deep soils. Sensitive to wet, tight soils. Susceptible to birds, brown rot, and bacterial canker. The trees are 2 years old and you can expect to harvest 4th or 5th year. On Mazzard which is vigorous, more tolerant of wet soils than Mahaleb (but good drainage still required). Resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus. Standard trees reach 30'-40' unpruned. By pruning, you can keep your tree to any size.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or Additional shipping charges will apply.


  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Cold Climates


Chill Hours Needed 500-700 hours Fruit is Good For Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 4 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 500-700 hours
Fruit is Good For Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 4 - 9

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for As Low As $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies to those shipping West of the Rocky Mountains. $35 Flat Rate available to those shipping East of the Rocky Mountains. Actual shipping cost will be calculated based on your zip code. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H


Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied. Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st, or June 15th for persimmon trees) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.


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