Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8-15'
Plant Spread: 10-20'
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Jul 8, 2017 10:34 AM

This is a very prolific pie cherry, heavy enough harvest to abundantly share with the robins, jays, and other fruit eating birds. The fruit is quite juicy and will run down your arms so be prepared for a messy harvest. The cherries are edible out of hand if you like a tart fruit, or make a delicious pie. I've only done jam a few times, found it more trouble to de-pit and skin them for the yield. We lost a good portion of the main branches to a heavy snowfall one winter, but were pleased to see it rejuvenate nicely after a couple seasons. Very forgiving tree.

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