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Merton Glory cherry trees

Prunus avium
Merton Glory
Merton Glory is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
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 £48.00
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  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £44.00
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £32.95
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree Colt rootstock £28.25
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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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Universal pollinatorYes
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • CankerVery resistant

Identification

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