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Fruit tree comparison - Merchant
Cherry trees

Merchant

An early-season black cherry with a good flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Good
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Early
Use / keeping? 1-3 days
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter

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Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1950 - 1999
Fruit colour Black
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green