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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.
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  • Everything basically has 4 seasons even bearing in mind that our seasons in the UK ( at least ) are changeable these days.

    Culinary or Sweet cherry ?

    There are some varieties which are described as suitable for container growing so presumably not too tall - maybe have a look at those nurseries which specialise in Fruit trees and see what ticks the box for you ?


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,787
    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.
  • pansyface said:
    The choice is yours.

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


    Now come on Pansy - be fair - you will SEE a Cherry but whether you can scoff it before the feathered jobs is debateable ;)
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,787
    True.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Thanks all for your replies much appreciated Ann.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,881
    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: 177
    Net curtains come in handy for keeping those pesky birds off them @pansyface
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,787
    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.
  • 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.
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