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Penny cherry trees

Prunus avium

Penny is a large firm black English cherry with an excellent flavour.

It is one of a number of new varieties which are very late ripening - mid to late August - making it a good choice for extending the fresh cherry season.

Penny 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 £45.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £44.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £31.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR2Spindlebush bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £39.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree Colt rootstock £28.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Penny is not self-fertile, so it needs a pollination partner and should not be planted as your only cherry tree - but any other self-fertile variety should be compatible. Commercial growers also use Kordia (another black cherry), Regina, Summer Sun, Skeena, Sweetheart, and Sunburst.

This variety is well-suited to the Gisela 5 rootstock.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Whilst much of the development of new cherry varieties over the last 5 decades has taken place in Canada, Penny was developed at East Malling Research in the UK by K. Tobutt, and released in 1998.

Penny characteristics

Growing

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

Using

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

Problems

    Climate

      Identification

      • Country of originUnited Kingdom
      • Period of origin1950 - 1999
      • Fruit colourBlack
      • AwardsRHS AGM (current)