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Valentine Cherry vs Mongolian Cherry

Prunus x kerrasis Valentine

Prunus fruticosa

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Valentine Cherry
Mongolian 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.

Mongolian Cherry is a hardy shrub that is often grown as an ornamental. This plant makes an attractive flowering hedgerow that requires little maintenance. The dark red cherries are tart and desirable for baking, wine-making, and canning. This shrub is popular with wildlife.

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

MONGOLIAN CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: 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: clusters of white flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: dwarf cherry, european dwarf cherry, steppe cherry


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