The delicious fruits from the 'Athos' cherry bush are super sweet and have an old fashioned mouth-watering aromatic flavour – each totally winter hardy bush will produce up to 5kg (approx. 12lb) of fruit per year once fully established.
Because it grows in a naturally dwarf BUSH habit and on its own roots, (rather than as a tall grafted tree) you can pick your heavy crop of tasty cherries from each branch, easily and from the safety ground level every summer ... from early July here in the UK - no ‘Cherry Pickers’ required!
Athos is perfect for any garden and is even suitable to grow in a large pot - it could even be grown as the ultimate productive hedge!
Supplied 60 – 70 cm tall in a 3 litre pot. Eventual height – 2 m (6ft).
Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
Birds will quickly strip the ripening cherries from the tree - drape netting over cherry trees to protect the fruit from birds.