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I am wondering if any one knows of a good cherry tree type that has got 4 seasons and produces good juicy red cherries But must not grow more than 2.5 metres height can someone advise me please Thanks Ann.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,536
    The choice is yours.

    The fact is, you’ll never see a cherry as the birds get every one before you do.😊

    Here speaks the owner of two cherry trees.

    The ones from the Co-op are delicious.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,536
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Thanks all for your replies much appreciated Ann.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited December 2019
    @shilvockann there are no cherry trees which will produce fruit all year round, if that is what you mean by 'four seasons'.  All cherry trees produce flowers in early spring which, if pollinated, grow into fruit which ripens in mid summer.  These trees require a period of cold in the winter to grow properly so cannot be grown successfully indoors.  Hope the extra info. helps.  :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • batwood14batwood14 Posts: 193
    Net curtains come in handy for keeping those pesky birds off them @pansyface
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,536
    No good because (a) the cherry trees are twenty feet high. (b) even if I got enough net curtains sewn together and got a couple of ladders long enough and got string long enough, the Peak District wind would blow them into funeral shrouds in five minutes.

    I tried, years ago, putting fruit cage netting on a fruit cage (commercial frame, very expensive) to protect my black currants and red currants. After one day, I found a strangled robin entangled in the hard plastic netting. I can never forget its pathetic little corpse. Never again.

    No, the fruit trees can flower away and help the bees and the bullfinches. I am happy to harvest the fruit that survives. I always have enough apples for ourselves, some to store in the cellar, and more to put out on the drive for charity. £120 last summer, so we aren’t starving even after the wildlife has done its worst.

    And I keep the village Co-op in business by shopping there - it sells excellent cherries.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • HI
    I love cherries and have a mature tree in my garden, which I've never had a cherry from in over 20 years! However the birds and squirrels have plenty!
    However, I visited Brogdale and bought two cherry trees on semi-dwarfing root stock and have fan trained them in a fruit cage. It's early days so I haven't had more than a handful of fruit, but am hopeful.
    One of the trees is Stella, which is a good all round, sweet cherry.
  • Maximum height of 2.5metres limits you choice, with most cherries I know of naturally growing bigger than that. The only one I know that is supposed to stay that size and I have growing is a decorative cherry, Prunus incisa "kojo-no-mai". Here is a link to a page with some information on it.
  • Suttons have a dwarf cherry called stella that might fit the bill. I bought one last year and have it growing in a pot. Hopefully get some fruit this year.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,690
    My Stella , planted March last year in a raised bed, gave me a couple of dozen cherries, which I was pleased with in its first year. Had to be netted though otherwise wouldn't have had any.🙂
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