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Merton Glory

Merton Glory
  • Picking season: Early
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

A well-known large English "white" cherry - in practice the skin is predominantly flushed red over a white background.

Merton Glory ripens towards the end of June in southern England.

Prunus avium

Merton Glory cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Gisela 5 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock


How to grow

Like many traditional English cherries, Merton Glory is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another compatible cherry tree of a different variety. Most of the modern self-fertile cherries such as Stella are a good match. It is also able to pollinate the very early-flowering Early Rivers cherry, and is a good pollinator for most other early or mid-flowering cherry varieties.



History

Developed by the John Innes Institute in the 1930s.



Merton Glory characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early July
    • Picking season:Early
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):1-3 days
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Good
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Canker:Very resistant
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour:Yellow / Red