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Penny

  • Penny
  • Penny
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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)
    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

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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Very late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1-3 days
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Black
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit