Sour Cherry, Pie Cherry
Prunus cerasus 'Morello'

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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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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:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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

Regional

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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.