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Western Chokecherry vs September Ruby Apple

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Malus sp. September Ruby

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(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.

September Ruby is a hardy tree developed for the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative. Our stock is grafted onto V3 or Siberian Crab rootstock for better planting. September Ruby is a vigorous grower that is resistant to fire blight. It is popular among orchards for its annual production. Its apples are very good for eating and cooking. This tree blooms in mid May for an attractive ornamental.

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

SEPTEMBER RUBY APPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1b
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: range from white to pink
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
Other Names: pf36


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