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Penny

Penny is a large firm black cherry with a very good flavor. Its unique feature is the very late ripening - mid to late August - making it a good choice for extending the fresh cherry season.

Prunus avium

Penny 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

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. It is well-suited to the Gisela 5 rootstock.

History

Penny was developed at East Malling Research, UK, and released in 1998.

Penny characteristics

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Climate typeWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit