Penny® Cherry trees

Penny is a large firm black English cherry with a very good flavour.

It is one of a number of new varieties which are very late ripening - mid to late August - making it a good choice for extending the fresh cherry season.

Penny® is a protected variety.

Penny cherry trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock 27.90
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Colt rootstock 23.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Penny

Growing

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Penny

Penny is in flowering group 3. Penny is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other cherry trees.

How to grow Penny cherry trees

Penny is not self-fertile, so it needs a pollination partner and should not be planted as your only cherry tree - but any other self-fertile variety should be compatible. Commercial growers also use Kordia (another black cherry) and Regina.

This variety is well-suited to the Gisela 5 rootstock.

Historical details

Whilst much of the development of new cherry varieties over the last 5 decades has taken place in Canada, Penny was developed at East Malling Research, UK, and released in 1998.

Penny® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Penny'