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Merton Glory

Merton Glory

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)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • CankerVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Red