About the Montmorency Cherry Tree :
The Montmorency cherry cultivar is the best known sour cherry in America and is most popular for cherry pie. The Montmorency cherry matures in June and will reach an overall height of 15 ft. The Montmorency cherry does not require another tree for pollination and thus can be the only cherry tree in your yard.
If you are a Cherry Pie Lover this is the cherry tree for you. The The Montmorency cherry produces a medium size fruit and the flesh is more a clear yellow in color.
Cherry Tree History
The cherries most popular for eating have derived primarily from the Wild Cherry (P. avium), which has given rise to the Sweet Cherry to which most cherry cultivars belong. The Sour Cherry (P. cerasus) is used mainly for cooking. Both species originate in Europe and western Asia; they do not cross-pollinate each other.