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Merton Glory cherry trees

Prunus avium
Merton Glory
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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.

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 £43.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £61.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £24.45
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Colt rootstock £21.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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

Using

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • CankerVery resistant

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow / Red