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Morello cherry

The most widely-grown sour cherry

USDA identification images for Morello

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 17 May 2012  WASHINGTON, United States
      Planted this in '07, standing on Gisela 5. Excellent crops for so small a tree and incredible flavor. Want to find room for another on a larger root stock.

    Tree register

    United Kingdom



    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 20th April  2022  - tree owned by James in Glynn, Ireland

    2020 season

    • 19th April  2020  - tree owned by James in Glynn, Ireland

    2017 season

    • 14th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

    2014 season

    • May  2014  - tree owned by Nick in Bollington, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 9th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2017 season

    • August  2017  - tree owned by Angela in London, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 4th week July  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom


    • Species: Prunus cerasus


    • Picking season: Late mid / late July


    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5 Flowers over a long period
    • Organic culture: Suitable


    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649
    • Flower colour: White
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark

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