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Cherry (Prunus) Merchant
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Description: Merchant is one of the best early to ripen varieties. A sweet cherry producing good yields of large black fruits that have excellent flavour; best when eaten fresh. Clusters of beautiful white flowers in spring. Some resistance to canker and fruit splitting.

History: Developed at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK circa 1970. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1995.

Pollination Partners: Cherry Celeste Cherry Lapins Cherokee Cherry Morello Cherry Skeena Cherry Stella Cherry Sunburst Cherry Sweetheart Cherry Waterloo

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Cherry Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Picking month Late June Picking month Late June