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Cherry 'Summer Sun'Prunus avium

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Hardy Tree
What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Reliable cropper in the UK.

Large crops of dark red cherries.

Compact habit.

1 x 12 litre potted cherry plant £44.99 Despatch: by end of March 2018
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2 x 12 litre potted cherry plants £84.99 Despatch: by end of March 2018
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1 bare root cherry tree £14.99 Out of Stock
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A great Cherry tree for our unpredictable UK weather, Cherry ‘Summer Sun’ will produce a large crop of tasty dark red fruits in July each year to give you a tasty treat! A reliable variety that is also reasonably compact in its growth meaning it can be trained against a wall just as readily as being left to grow naturally.

  • Cherry rootstocks:
  • Gisella 5 - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10')
  • Gisella 6 - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4m (13')
  • Colt - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of 5m (16')

This variety is not self-fertile. For the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide


Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens

Hardy

Full sun

Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Up to 250cm (98.4in)

easy

Easy for all|achievable with guidance

1 x 12 litre potted cherry plant (TKA1887)
2 x 12 litre potted cherry plants (TKA1888)
1 bare root cherry tree (T71132)

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Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water cherry trees during particularly dry periods.

Care should be taken when pruning cherry trees to avoid winter pruning as this leaves cherry trees prone to silver leaf disease. In the first spring after planting, select 3 or 4 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 75cm (29"), and shorten them by two thirds. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any laterals below the selected branches.

In the following spring, select 3 or 4 sub laterals on each branch and shorten these by half to create a balanced, open framework. In future years cherries will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. This should be carried out during the summer months. It is not necessary to thin the fruits on cherry trees.

Plant cherry trees in any well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.

When growing cherries on the patio, use a large 60cm (24") diameter container filled with a soil based compost such as John Innes No 3.

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