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PlantFiles: Sour Cherry, Pie Cherry
Prunus cerasus 'Morello'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: cerasus (KER-uh-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Morello

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 15, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Large, bright red fruit similar to Montmorency, used mostly for cooking. Tart, juicy, meaty flesh; colorless juice. Attractive, naturally small tree (10-12 ft.) with lush, dark green foliage. Blooms and harvests one week later than Montmorency. Hardy to -50F when fully dormant. From Minnesota, introduced in 1952. 800 hours. Self-fruitful." Use to have a couple of these when I was a kid, They are small and they are sour compared to Early Richmond.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Troy, Virginia



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