List of pollination partners for King cherry trees

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Pollination of King cherry trees

Your King cherry tree is in flowering group 3. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties should pollinate this cherry tree.

Pollination partner cherry varieties in our catalogue

  1. Celeste is a compact dark red/black cherry, one of the best early-season varieties, with a sweet mild flavour.

    CelesteCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Gisela 5
  2. Perhaps the best all-round sweet cherry for the UK. Easy to grow, with heavy crops of good-flavoured cherries.

    LapinsCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Gisela 5
    • Half-standard bare-root Colt
  3. An early-season black cherry with a good flavour.

    MerchantCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-sterile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability: sold out

  4. A well-known mid-season English white cherry.

    Merton GloryCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 2  Self-sterile  Picking season: Early season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Colt
  5. Morello is a traditional late-season acid or sour-cherry, ideal for cooking with, and can be grown in north-facing situations.

    MorelloCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4    Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Gisela 5
    • 2-year patio-tree pot-grown own-roots
    • 1-year bare-root Colt
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root Colt
    • Half-standard bare-root Colt
  6. If you only want to grow one cherry tree, choose Stella - self-fertile, easy to grow, and a good pollinator.

    StellaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Colt
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root Colt
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown Colt
    • Half-standard bare-root Colt
  7. Sweetheart is one of the best-flavoured late-season cherries for the UK climate.

    SweetheartCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root Gisela 5
    • Spindlebush bare-root Gisela 6
    • 1-year bare-root Colt

Other compatible varieties

We do not sell these varieties but they may be available from other fruit tree nurseries. Use our enquiry form and we will help you find a supplier.

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Our article on the pollination of fruit trees gives more details of the factors involved in pollination.

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