New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 

Merton Glory cherry trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

A well-known large English "white" cherry - in practice the skin is predominantly flushed red over a white background.

Merton Glory ripens towards the end of June in southern England.

Order now for delivery week commencing 1st September 2014.

Merton Glory cherry trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock  patio-trainedless than 5 in stock £32.45
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock £32.45
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Colt rootstock £29.45

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock £19.95
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Colt rootstock £18.95
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - Colt rootstock £27.45
Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - F12/1 rootstock £18.95

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) Fan 4-arm -12l pot - Colt rootstock £49.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Merton Glory


  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Canker: Very resistant?


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


  • Temperate climates

Pollination guide for Merton Glory

Merton Glory is in flowering group 2. Merton Glory is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Merton Glory cherry trees

Like many traditional English cherries, Merton Glory is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another compatible cherry tree of a different variety. Most of the modern self-fertile cherries such as Stella are a good match. It is also able to pollinate the very early-flowering Early Rivers cherry, and is a good pollinator for most other early or mid-flowering cherry varieties.

Varieties with similar picking times to Merton Glory

< Slightly earlier

Early Rivers

Slightly later >


Historical details

Developed by the John Innes Institute in the 1930s.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Merton Glory'

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