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Ripening time: January


A bushy small tree producing large crops of dark-red sour cherries with a rich flavour. Useful in making preserves, jams, deserts and alcoholic drinks, but also useful in savoury dishes.


The flesh of the fruit is dark.


Morello is late flowering. Flowers are a pretty, single white blossom.


Fruit are borne on one-year old wood and older wood.


Pollination: Self-fertile, however pollination will be improved with a pollination partner such as; Summit, Stella, Rainier, Napoleon


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.

Morello Sour Cherry Tree


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