USDA Montmorency Cherry Tree

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Majestic Sour Fruit USDA Organic Montmorency Cherry Tree!

  • Bright Red, Amber Fleshed Fruit
  • Best Cherry For Pies
  • Sweet-Tart Flavor
  • Great Foliage & Fall Color
  • Heavy Bearing
  • Ripens Late In The Season
  • Disease Resistant
  • Self Pollinating!
  • Juiced, Baked Goods, Preserves
  • Freezes & Dries Well!
  • Medicinal Properties
  • Smothered in White Spring Blossoms
  • Ornamental Qualities!
  • 700 Chill Hours for Fruiting

Centuries ago, in France's Montmorency Valley, farmers with a taste for the best sour cherries began cultivating Montmorency Sour Cherries (Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'). It is now the most popular variety of Sour Cherry because...well...because it simply is the best!

The USDA Organic Montmorency Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency') is the best because they haven’t been exposed to any chemicals and the flavor is there to prove it!

In the spring, the white flowers will make you forget the cold chills of winter. It's hard to beat viewing your tree's bright white blossoms, swaying in a spring breeze in spring.

Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds agree and will flock to your tree, and while pollinating it, they can pollinate the rest of your garden as well. Can you blame them though? This tree is magnificent!

Montmorency's tart cherries are large, bright red jewels! Producing bushels of bright-red fruit with firm yellow flesh in mid-summer. When pressed, provides clear, tangy juice that is irresistible once you've tried it. This slightly sour fruit is wonderful, and many consider it the ultimate choice for pies.

Try it in a cobbler or other types of desserts! You can turn these tart berries into tasty preserves, freeze them for later, or even dry them for a wonderfully healthy snack that kids love.

During the summer, enjoy the shade from the large, oval leaves that seem to flit and flutter with every puff of wind. When fall rolls around, those same leaves turn a brilliant array of yellow to bronze hues.

And in winter, you'll get a chance to appreciate the magnificent branch structure and unique Cherry tree bark. Every little bit helps in winter, and this delightful tree will catch your eye even when it's cold outside.

Heavy bearing and self-fertile on their own, consider planting a partner cherry tree, though, because two pollinate better than one, and it will increase your yield. The recommended pollinator partner is the Sweetheart Sweet Cherry.

While many say, "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away," you can say the same thing for the Sour Cherry because of its medicinal qualities. And we bet that you never tasted medicine as delicious and juicy as your Montmorency Sour Cherry!

How to Use USDA Organic Montmorency Cherry Tree In The Landscape

Plant this tart cherry in a location that you can keep a close eye on your crop as it ripens. You will be amazed at just how wildly productive Montmorency is!

This fruiting tree has all the ornamental qualities of a flowering cherry tree! Blooming early in the spring, heralding the arrival of the season in no uncertain terms. It grows quickly, so you needn't wait long for your first crop!

Plant one or more near your patio and seating areas to truly reap the benefits of their bountiful bloom, cooling shade and juicy fruit!

With that being said, do not overlook the medicinal value of the Montmorency Sour Cherry. Do you feel a little achy after spending all day in the garden? No problem!

These tart cherries are said to ease muscle pain and soreness, relieve symptoms of arthritis, lower stress and improve sleep. It may even improve your thinking ability, memory, and brighten your mood. Now, that's a cherry on your sundae!

Smaller in size and stature, Montmorency fits right into an existing orchard setting or makes an easy, space-saving fruiting tree in smaller urban yards.

Edible landscaping is all the rage, so why not get double duty from your garden? Ornamental? Shade? Tangy flavored fruit? Have it all on USDA Organic Montmorency Sour Cherry!

#ProPlantTips For Care

The USDA Organic Montmorency Sour Cherry tolerates the frigid winter weather quite well. You can count on a heavy crop as this variety ripens later in the season than most.

Cold hardy to growing zones 4-9, Montmorency is highly adaptable. Plus, it is highly disease-resistant! You will want to find your tree a home in the full sun where it will be highly productive and highly ornamental in your edible landscape.

Plant in well-drained sandy soil to loamy soil and cannot sit in soggy soils. You can enhance the nutrients in your soil by spading in compost, leaves, and manure to keep your tree happy for years to come.

Water young trees well to ensure they become well established in their first year. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Montmorency is a boon to birds looking for a pre-winter feast! The fruit attracts songbirds to your yard in the fall and winter. The smaller size means easily installing bird netting so your feathered friends don't make off with all of your harvest! Read our Garden Blog for more about pruning your fruit trees!

Order your very own USDA Organic USDA Montmorency Sour Cherry today at! Share your favorite afternoon snack with your friends and family!


Self-fertile, but recommended pollinator: Sweetheart Sweet Cherry

USDA Montmorency Cherry Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for USDA Montmorency Cherry Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.

How Fast Do USDA Montmorency Cherry Trees Grow?

Cherry trees are medium growth rate plants and once they are established they can add 12-18 inches per year or so if given the ideal growing conditions.

Where do USDA Montmorency Cherry Trees Grow Best?

Cherry trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Morning sun is a plus and planting any fruit tree where there is good air circulation keeps the plants stress-free.

Do You Need 2 Cherry Trees to Produce Fruit?

All Prunus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. USDA Montmorency is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with a partner that flowers at the same time.

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should USDA Montmorency Cherry Trees be Planted?

Bareroot cherry trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown cherry trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn’t frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

How Do I Find USDA Montmorency Cherry Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for cherry trees at online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely cherry tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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USDA Montmorency Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No