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Valentine Cherry vs Black Cherry

Prunus cerasus x fruticosa Valentine

Prunus serotina

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Valentine Cherry
Black Cherry

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.

Black Cherry is common in eastern North America but a rare find elsewhere. This tree is shade tolerant and is often found in old fields, forest openings, and along fencerows.

The fruit is used to flavor rum and brandy. It is also edible and often eaten raw or used in wine or jelly.

Black Cherry wood is a rich reddish-brown color and is strong, making it valued in cabinetry and woodworking. It is often used in reclamation as well.

The leaves can poison livestock as they contain cyanide derivatives and precursors. However, many have noted that deer still seem to browse their trees with impunity and birds and other animals eat the fruit when available.

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange
Fall colour: yellow to orange
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
Flowers: white, blooming in april-may
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: bark and wilted leaves toxic to livestock

Other Names: mountain black cherry, wild cherry, wild rum cherry


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