Originating from Montmorency Valley, France circa 1600s, introduced to the U.S. in the 1800s the Stark® Montmorency Pie Cherry tree remains the most popular cherry tree in the United States. This tree produces a high volume of sweet and tangy cherries perfect for mouth-watering pies and cobblers. The firm texture of this yellow fleshed cherry makes it ideal for fresh eating or drying.

The Stark® Montmorency Pie Cherry tree has beautiful white blossoms in spring and produces an abundant number of cherries that ripen in summer. This self-pollinating tree thrives in loamy well drained soil. Stark® Montmorency Pie Cherry tree is a cold hardy tree which can be grown into zone 4. The tree does best in full sun and while self-pollinating a pollinating partner can improve cherry production. See below for a recommended pollinating partner and plant within 100’ of the Montmorency cherry.


Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid - Late
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tangy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 15 - 18'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best results.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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