Fan trained Cherry trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Morello is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons. Dessert Cherries will usually require a sunny south or west facing aspect; the cooking variety ‘Morello’ can be used to utilize a less promising North or Easy facing aspect.
Morello is quite simply the classic cooking cherry. Other supposedly improved varieties have come and gone over the years but only Morellos endures. Its medium sized bright red fruits hang on the tree in a decorous display and this is a hardier option for northern area’s that will even do well in a slightly shaded position. Morello is self fertile and usually ripens during late June and early July.
The fruits are generally too tart to be eaten fresh but they have many versatile kitchen uses. As it is almost impossible to buy true cooking cherries in the shops this makes it a very useful tree to have. You can turn the bounty into your own cherry pies, cherry compote, cherry juice, add them to natural yogurts, freeze them and make a wonderfully flavourful cherry jam!
Morello is self fertile so no pollinators are needed. An easy cherry variety to grow.