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Ripening time: November - December


A compact small tree prized for its vivid-red, sour cherries. The flesh of the cherry is pale and the tart flavoured fruit makes excellent preserves. Kentish cherries make the best cherry pie!


Flowers are pretty, single white blooms. A hardy variety.


Pollination: Kentish is considered Self-Fertile, but will produce better when a pollination partner is present, such as; Morello, Napolean, Stella, Van


Mature tree height: 3.5 – 5.5 m depending on shape


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells.


Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.


Kentish Sour Cherry Tree


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