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Wild Red & Black Sweet Cherry

Pot, 18-24" WRSC_18-24 $17.75
Pot, 2-3' WRSC_2-3 $19.75
This wild strain of the common pie cherry cross with sweet cherry called Gondouinii is mostly known from the variety Napoleon. The fruit can have a bit of a tang or 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)
Seed Source Ecos Michigan
Hardiness -25
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.