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Western Chokecherry vs Valentine Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus cerasus x fruticosa Valentine

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(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

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 and 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.

Due to declining demand, 2015 was the final year we grew Valentine Cherry.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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 small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Berries: large red cherries
Fruit size: 4.5g
Brix (sugar content): 15
Flavor: tart - best for pies, jams, and canning
Harvest: early to mid August
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)


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


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no