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Montmorency Cherry Planting Mix

Helps your Montmorency Cherry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-8

Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'

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The nation's most popular dessert cherry

Chances are that if you've had a cherry on top of your ice cream sundae or an unbelievably delicious slice of cherry pie, then you have tried the Montmorency cherry before. These large, bright red cherries are the USA's most popular cherry and you can grow them in your own yard.

Montmorency cherry trees produce buckets of juicy cherries with an irresistible tart flavor, perfect for your favorite recipes. Every summer you will get to harvest tons of plump fruit. Friends and family members will keep coming back for more and more of your blue ribbon cakes and tarts.

Not only do these trees produce buckets of fruit, they also make attractive additions to any landscape. They grow about 12 to 15 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide in a symmetrical oval shape giving yards a picturesque fruiting shade tree. Due to their self-fertile nature you will only need one for a huge amount of fresh cherries year after year.

Every year once spring arrives Montmorency cherry trees erupt with hundreds of white blossoms. This tree is a delight to watch as beautiful blooms emerge and transition into delectable sour fruit.

This low maintenance cherry tree thrives in a variety of poor soils all over the country. They are even the perfect cherry tree for Northern climates because they survive heavy snows and temperatures down to -30 degrees (F).

The secret about Montmorency's delicious cherry flavor is out and everyone is rushing to get their hands on a few of these trees. They are selling out fast, be sure to get yours today before they're gone!

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We are having some drought issues and intense heat ( heat index > or = to 200 degrees. Due to this, tree shows some stress, but still ok and growing.
Had 25 cherries the first year! It wintered well in growing zone 8. I was afraid it might not have enough cold hours here, but it did well. Arrived in good condition. We are having some drought issues and intense heat ( heat index > or = to 200 degrees. Due to this, tree shows some stress, but still ok and growing.
June 30, 2016
Dublin, GA
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Just in the ground
We just got our tree a couple of weeks ago. Pleasantly surprised that Fast Growing Trees would ship mid-season, as others we contacted would not. Having said that, our tree came in good time and in good shape. It is in the ground and so far seems to be taking well. I guess we won't really know until after it has wintered here. Too soon... but already looking forward to the spring!
August 24, 2015
1 year ago
Cherry tree came packed excellent as usual and in good health
September 28, 2016
philipsburg, PA
2 months ago
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first year cherrries!
We planted our Montmorency cherry tree last year. This spring our healthy little tree was covered with blooms. For the first crop we only expected to be able to taste a few cherries. We rigged a frame to net and keep the birds away from our fruit. We actually had enough cherries to make 6 small tarts that were delicious. We hope to have enough for a full pie next year.

This is a beautiful little tree for small city yards and the fruit matches all our childhood memories of delicious sour cherries for great cherry pie. Plant one..... You'll love it!
August 6, 2016
Cincinnati,, OH
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My tree arrived very quick and in a very good condition. We planted it the same day and since its been very hot here in New York, I am watering it every day. Can't wait to see its blooming in the spring.
July 21, 2016
3 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Montmorency Cherry

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Montmorency Cherry .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Montmorency Cherry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Montmorency Cherry again after the transplant is complete.

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Chose this cherry tree to plant in a half whiskey barrel and keep on our patio.
Oland W on Oct 19, 2016
Wanted to have cherries in my yard
Glenn F on Sep 28, 2016
Chose this cherry tree to plant in a half whiskey barrel and keep on our patio.
Oland W on Oct 19, 2016
my fav fruit---gonna try this one
Rochelle C on Oct 2, 2016
Wanted to have cherries in my yard
Glenn F on Sep 28, 2016
Need a memorial fruit tree for a student who died recently. I know Montmorency will be a fitting, growing tribute to this student.
Randy C on Sep 11, 2016
my kids love it
muzaffar b on Sep 4, 2016
To cross pollinate
Tommie P on Aug 28, 2016
Convenience and that they will bear fruit next year.
Justin D on Aug 22, 2016
Healthy eating
Lee William Conniff W on Aug 11, 2016
Local bakery makes the best pies with this variety of cherries. We wanted our own tree, so we can make our own delicious treats.
Jason A on Aug 9, 2016
Cold resistant.
Nelson D on Aug 9, 2016
Looks like marichino.
Kenneth R on Aug 7, 2016
I have tasted these cherries and they are out of this world for cherry crisp and cherry pies. It reminds me of my mother!
Fern C on Aug 1, 2016
Family favorite
Patti W on Jul 7, 2016
I've read that it's a very healthy, high-yielding cherry tree, & I'd like one in our back yard.
Lela C on Jul 2, 2016
promise of fast growth and fruiting...
paul b on Jun 28, 2016
I have wanted a Montmorency Cherry tree for years, and I know the trees I've purchased before from you have been of excellent quality.
Dianne L on Mar 15, 2016
My mother is Russian and she missed having Russian sour cherries so I figured she would love these . They are great for many cuisines.
Avital S on Mar 15, 2016
Makes great pies!
Cynthia C on Jan 23, 2016
family tradition and to add to my other 2 cherry trees
ZARA W on Aug 25, 2015
my fav fruit---gonna try this one
Rochelle C on Oct 2, 2016
Need a memorial fruit tree for a student who died recently. I know Montmorency will be a fitting, growing tribute to this student.
Randy C on Sep 11, 2016
Do I need male and a female Tree in order to grow?
dreww on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is self-fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate.
Will this tree cross pollinate ranier cherry ?
Joe K on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, to pollinate a Rainier you would need another sweet cherry tree such as the Black Tartarian or the Bing.
This tree needs fertilizer? If yes how often and what quantities?
Johny on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Good, nutrient rich soil should only require the addition of nitrogen. Fertilize using nitrogen fertilizer twice annually applying 2 weeks after planting and 4 weeks after the first application. Use a complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 and apply at the rate of 0.05 pounds of actual nitrogen per dose. Fertilizer application ratios vary upon the formulation so be sure to follow package directions. When applying, be sure fertilizer is 6 to 8 inches away from the trunk around the tree to prevent the roots from burning. Organic fertilizers such as manure or blood meal are highly discouraged as their nitrogen levels cannot be measured. Keep in mind that Cherry Trees require high levels of nitrogen early in the season and lower levels during the late summer.
will this cross pollinate with a bing cherry tree?
christie g on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Montmorency is self fertilizing. This is the first year for mine. I also purchased at the same time a Rainier cherry and a Stella. The Montmorency had 15 cherries the first year. The other cherry trees didn't yield anything.
How big is the root system, i.e., can it be planted near a fence or building foundation?
steph on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not plant near a foundation as with any tree, roots and foundations do not mix. Id also say similar with fencing. You will always run the possible risk of causing an issue with roots getting in the way with fencing as with any tree. The root system is normal as with any good tree.
Can I plant this in May in Kentucky and it do ok ?
anthony h on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: not sure, I planted mine in March, but I live in Nevada, and it is really hot here, but mine have done great. In March it was like 80-90 degrees, when I planted, so I'm assuming if it is not super hot then they would be ok :-)
I am in zone 9 ( Tampa, Fl) this is for zone 8.. so I can not get the tree?
Rimma P on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I Wouldn't, because I'm on zone 8, and mine have not done well because of the heat, I think they like cooler temperatures most of the year
We have significant amounts of claysoil and wind in northeast, will this tree work ?
Candace N on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would amend the soil with some good planting mix at the time of transplant. Then they will adapt to the surrounding soil.
why it is not deliverable to my address Mtn Home, Idaho 83647 which is covered under zone 6? I read the Idaho rule but don't understand why not? since it is under zone 6.
lg on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.
Do you ship it in a pot? Will it thrive in big pot on the patio? I am in NY (full sun)?
Ser d on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will be shipped in a pot and will thrive in a container.

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