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Item Number: FT090

Montmorency Cherry Tree

Montmorency Cherry Tree

The Best Sour Cherry

Standard on Mazzard rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-9
  • Chill hours: 700-1000
  • 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: America's #1 planted sour cherry and the filling for most of the famous pies of Michigan and Wisconsin. The Montmorency Cherry with its large bright red fruit and yellow, almost clear, sour flesh has been popular in the United Stated since it was introduced in 1760. Tracing its name to the Montmorency Valley in France from around 1600's. Montmorency is popular for pies and desserts because it stays firm in processing. Also noted for the clear juice it produces which is rich tart and tangy. Extremely hardy down to -40.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

Standard on Mazzard rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-9
  • Chill hours: 700-1000
  • 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: America's #1 planted sour cherry and the filling for most of the famous pies of Michigan and Wisconsin. The Montmorency Cherry with its large bright red fruit and yellow, almost clear, sour flesh has been popular in the United Stated since it was introduced in 1760. Tracing its name to the Montmorency Valley in France from around 1600's. Montmorency is popular for pies and desserts because it stays firm in processing. Also noted for the clear juice it produces which is rich tart and tangy. Extremely hardy down to -40.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

About Cherries: 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. Browse all our cherry trees for sale.

About Mazzard Rootstock: 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.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties 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 orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Cold Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Chill Hours Needed : 700-1000 hours
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 3 Years
Tree Size : Standard

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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Customer Reviews

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Sam
So far so good

Shipped well, looked good upon arrival. Put the tree in the ground a couple weeks ago. Should be coming out of dormancy soon, I have high hopes.

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MYLA
Rooted beautifully

Got our 4 fruit trees and each one deeply rooted beautifully. They’ll create a gorgeous orchard landscape.

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Worker Bee
Another "Home Run"

We got our cherry tree today and it was nice, in fact it is so nice I am still hearing about it ... my fiancé is still talking about it. He was skeptical when I place the first order of trees, in fact he told me he wouldn't buy trees through the mail, I did it anyway. After two shipments of trees, the last being this cherry tree, he was so impressed and happy with it, I am still hearing about it. They are nice trees, Thank You!

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Garden Guy Rob
Good looking trees

I ordered bare root trees from a couple of companies. These have more roots and branches than what I received from the other company. They cost a little bit more, but I hope they'll take off more vigorously in the spring.

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Blossom House
Great product

Great product!

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