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Western Chokecherry vs Kerr Apple Crab

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Malus sp. Kerr

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

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

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Western Chokecherry
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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.

Kerr Apple Crab is a cross between Dolgo and Haralson that originated in Manitoba. This hardy variety is so tasty that it is often compared to Golden Delicious. Kerr Apples keep well and are good for fresh eating, cooking, and juicing. As an ornamental, this tree blooms in mid-May with clusters of white flowers born from pink buds.

Although the height of this tree is listed as 20ft, it can grow to just 6ft on dwarfing rootstock like V3.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

KERR APPLE CRAB QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Flowers: clusters of white flowers bloom from pink buds
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



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