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Wild Michigan Sweet Cherry

Pot, 18-24" WMSC_18-24 $12.20 Out of stock
Pot, 2-3' WMSC_2-3 $14.20 Out of stock
This wild strain of sweet cherry is found in groups scattered around southwestern Michigan probably distributed by birds and humans. The fruit can have a bit of tartness along with the normal sweetness of black cherry. The seedlings we offer are from the trees pictured (like almost all the images on our website-they are real!) from a nearby farm that allows us to collect seeds from this almost timber like grove of them.
The trees are very vigorous and upright in growth easily averaging 2-3 ft. per year in good soil. Fruits produced often tend to be black 1/2 inch in size. Some trees yield a dark red fruit.  Even though not a grafted tree all the trees are highly productive. Great for fresh use, pies, jam and juice.


Plant Specs
Genus & Species Prunus cerasus x avium (gondouinii) or pure avium
Seed Source Ecos Michigan
Hardiness -25F
Height (ft) 70
Width (ft) 30
Pollination Requirements Self fertile and will cross with other sweet cherries.
Soil Does well in sandy and sandy loam.
Climate Zone 4-8
Ease of Cultivation Easy to grow but some organic sprays may be needed for insect or disease reduction on fruit. These are heavy bearing cherry trees that re often used for wine in our area as well as jam making. The trees themselves are nice ornamentals and produce a tree similar in structure to ash or linden and equally as fast growing.