A large black / red early-season cherry with a good flavour.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Merchant is in flowering group 3. Merchant is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other cherry trees.
Merchant is a precocious variety and is likely to start fruiting on the Gisela 5 rootstock at about 3 years.
It is not self-fertile but can be pollinated by most self-fertile cherries including Stella, Summer Sun and Sunburst. Other pollinators include Merton Glory and Noir de Guben.
Merchant was developed at the John Innes Centre, in Norwich, UK in 1970s. Other varieties developed here include Colney and Summer Sun.
All our trees are grown in the UK.