Montmorency Tart Cherry
Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
- » Montmorency Tart cherry is the "gold standard" for tart cherries.
Grandpa's Choice™ Montmorency Tart Cherry has long been recognized as the standard of the tart cherry industry. The fruit is bright red, medium in size and have a clear, juicy flesh. The trees are self-fruitful, winter hardy, very productive and ripen in late June.
Originated in France in the 17th Century and introduced to the United States in 1760. Grandpa grew and picked many Montmorency as a kid, and was glad when mechanical harvesting came along in the 1960's. Sure took the drudgery out of picking in the hot July days.