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Western Chokecherry vs Sour Cherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Prunus cerasus

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(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

Western Chokecherry
Sour 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.

Sour Cherry is a self-fertile and cold hardy cherry tree. Not to be confused with sweet cherries, sour cherries are the only cherries that are successfully grown in prairie climates.

Sour Cherry is ideal for cooking, preserves, or for making juices and jams, while sweet cherries are preferred for fresh eating. While we can't confirm claims of sour cherries medical benefits, studies have shown that sour cherries contain anti-inflammatory properties and can help regulate sleep patterns.

Sour Cherry flowers emerge in April-May with fruit ripening in June-July. This variety prefers well-drained soil and does not like any standing water. If you're looking to create an inexpensive edible hedge, consider Sour Cherry.

This Sour Cherry is produced from seed and is not a clonally reproduced selection like the Evans, Rose, or Montmorency.

WESTERN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

SOUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-purple
Berries: edible small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
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