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Western Chokecherry vs Valentine Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus x kerrasis Valentine

Western Chokecherry
Valentine Cherry

Western Chokecherry is a shrub or small tree commonly used for farmstead and field windbreaks.

It produces white flowers in the spring and edible dark purple fruit that matures between September and October. Its cherries are great for making for making jams, jellies or wine, but are not very palatable for raw eating.

Valentine Cherry is a hardy deciduous shrub and hybrid variety of the University of Saskatchewan Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries in 2004. This medium-sized self-pollinator produces tart, bright red fruits in large clusters in late summer that are perfect for jams, pies and jellies. Valentine Cherry is ideal as a landscape or orchard tree.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Fall colour: orange
Berries: edible, astringent, red-purple
Berries: large, red
Fruit size: 4.5g
Flavor: tart
Harvest: early to mid August
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: bitter-berry, chokecherry, common chokecherry, virginia bird berry