Morello Cherry Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Pollinator, Self fertile, Spur Fruiting
Shade Partial Shade
Fruiting Late Season
Type Cooking, Mini Patio (Potted)

Prunus cerasus Morello

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SIZES 1-2 3-910-2425+
Bush. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022 £34.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£32.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£29.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£28.99
Half Standard. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022 £39.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£36.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£35.99OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT UNTIL AUTUMN 2022£34.99
Patio Tree, Potted OUT OF STOCK £34.99OUT OF STOCK£32.99OUT OF STOCK£29.99
Maiden. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK £24.99OUT OF STOCK£22.99OUT OF STOCK£19.99OUT OF STOCK£18.99
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£15.50

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Prunus Morello - Late Season

Description of Morello Trees & Cherries:

Morello is the best sour cooking cherry for the UK. If you want cherries for pies, jams or making alcohol, Morello is the one for you.
Smaller than their sweet cousins, these cherries are ripe for cooking when they are dark red.
If you leave them on the branch until they are almost black, you can try eating them fresh - they are very acidic and not to everyone's taste!

These trees flower very late & tend to avoid late spring frosts.
They are recommended for Scotland and the North, as long as they get a half-decent dose of sun. They will also fruit well on shadier north facing walls in the South.

Browse our range of cherry trees or see the full variety of fruit trees.

Characteristics:

  • Sold as bareroot, normal trees or potted, mini patio trees.
  • Self fertile.
  • Pollination Group F.
  • Resistant to canker.
  • Avoid late spring frosts.
  • Later fruit are less sour & can be eaten fresh.
  • Freeze well.
  • Crop in August.

Pollination Partners:
Morello will make fruit all by itself and it makes a good pollinator for Kordia.

Rootstocks:
Our Morello cherry trees are all grown on "Colt" rootstocks.
Maximum height 4 metres.

Growing Morello Cherries:

Rich, well drained soil is ideal: dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
The more sun your trees get, the better your crops will be, but Morello is good for growing as a fan against a North-facing wall.
Cherry trees are targets for birds, so netting them is a good idea.

Prune cherries in summer. They fruit best on one-year-old wood, so yearly pruning to encourage new growth will give you the best crops.

Did You Know? 

An old Kentish breed.
Before WW2, there were many sour cherry varieties in orchards, but today this is the only commercial variety, thanks to its disease resistance and good performance in poorer soil.

How Cherry Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our bareroot fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes, and you can buy selected varieties as mini patio trees.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into the other sizes, as well as wall-trained fans.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" tree, about 4-5 metres tall.
Mini Patio Tree: Only sold pot-grown, these use a dwarfing rootstock to drastically reduce the tree's vigour and restrict the mature size. They are suitable for large patio containers, and for small gardens where a normal-sized bush or half-standard form won't fit.

Details about delivery sizesGuide to Fruit Tree Sizing.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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