Wild Red & Black Sweet Cherry
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 SpecsGenus & Species:
Prunus cerasus x avium (gondouinii)Seed Source:
Self fertile and will cross with other sweet cherries.Soil:
Does well in sandy and sandy loam.Climate:
Zone 4-8Ease of Cultivation:
Easy to grow but some organic sprays may be needed for insect or disease reduction on fruit.