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May Duke Cherry

Prunus avium
A traditional red cooking cherry once widely grown in Kent.

Origin: Kent UK

Pollination:  May Duke is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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May Duke Cherry Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


Main characteristics of May Duke

Use Culinary
Colour Red
Flavour Duke
Season of use  Early Mid

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Susceptible

Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Incompatibility group Universal donor
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners