Botanical Name: Prunus 'Montmorency'
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Sour Cherry
A popular commercial fruit tree, the ideal size for backyard orchards; showy white flowers in spring followed by loads of bright red sour cherries in mid summer, excellent for pies and jam; needs full sun and well-drained soil, self-pollinating
Montmorency Cherry is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces cherry red round fruit (technically 'drupes') with yellow flesh which are usually ready for picking in mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sour taste and a firm texture.
The fruit are most often used in the following ways: