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Colney cherry trees

Colney is a new large English dark red/black dessert cherry, with a good cherry flavour.

Colney cherry trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Colt rootstock £21.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Colney is not self-fertile so it needs a pollination partner tree nearby. Most of the modern self-fertile varieties are suitable - ask us if you need help.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Colney was developed in the 1980s at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK - the buildings are located in the village of Colney on the outskirts of Norwich.

Colney characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • Food usesEating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

    Climate

    • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1950 - 1999
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Fruit colourBlack
    • Fruit sizeLarge
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit