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Valentine Cherry vs Manchurian Apricot

Prunus x kerrasis Valentine

Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica

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Valentine Cherry
Manchurian Apricot

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.

Manchurian Apricot is a winter-hardy relative of the native plum. This tree can stand some drought, but will not handle standing water or saturated moist soils. It can be used in shelterbelts, hedges, or as an ornamental. Manchurian Apricot will also attract songbirds, rabbits, and other rodents if left uncontrolled.

This tree will produce fruit once it reaches maturity at between two and five years old. Other famous cultivars of Manchurian Apricot include Scout Apricot, Moongold, and many more.

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN APRICOT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: orange
Fall colour: orange to yellow
Berries: large, red
Fruit size: 4.5g
Fruit size: 40g
Firmness: firm
Flavor: tart
Harvest: early to mid August
Flowers: white
Flowers: white to light pink
Bark: red to cinnamon brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium