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Merton Glory cherry trees

Prunus avium
Merton Glory is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
A well-known mid-season English white cherry.

Merton Glory cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree Gisela 5 rootstock £63.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £57.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

A well-known large English "white" cherry - in practice the skin is predominantly flushed red over a white background.

Merton Glory ripens towards the end of June in southern England.

How to grow

Like many traditional English cherries, Merton Glory is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another compatible cherry tree of a different variety. Most of the modern self-fertile cherries such as Stella are a good match. It is also able to pollinate the very early-flowering Early Rivers cherry, and is a good pollinator for most other early or mid-flowering cherry varieties.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Developed by the John Innes Institute in the 1930s.

Merton Glory characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

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

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Red