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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)
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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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

    Climate

      Identification

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