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Nanking Cherry Seed

    Description

    Latin Name: Prunus tomentosa

    DESCRIPTION

    Family: Rosaceae

    Native Range: Northern and western China and Mongolia

    Seed Source: Seed production orchard near Indian Head, Saskatchewan.

    Height and Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m

    Overview: Nanking Cherry cherry is an excellent choice for fruit gardens or agroforestry planting in cold temperate regions. It also makes an attractive hedge. This seed strain was selected because of its consistent production of tangy red cherries. Cross pollination is required for fruit production so more than one plant is required.

    Fruits: Cherry red drupe.

    Average number of seeds/packet: 150

    SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

    Stratification: Soak seeds for 24 hours then stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 100 days at 5°C.

    Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in late July or early August (will germinate the following spring) or stratified seed in spring.

    Sowing instructions: Outdoor seedbed - Sow 2 cm deep and 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell 1 cm deep.

    Growing conditions: Nanking cherry is hardy and will grow in a variety of soils but will not tolerate heavy shade.

    AGROFORESTRY VALUE

    Nanking cherry is known for its fragrant pink flowers along its branches in the spring, with forest green foliage. It is a good choice for attracting birds. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible red cherries. Fruit can be tangy but is great for jams, jellies, and pies. Extremely winter hardy. 

     

    Nanking Cherry Seed

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      Latin Name: Prunus tomentosa DESCRIPTION Family: Rosaceae Native Range: Northern and western China and Mongolia Seed Source: Seed production orchard near Indian... Read more

      $15.00

        Description

        Latin Name: Prunus tomentosa

        DESCRIPTION

        Family: Rosaceae

        Native Range: Northern and western China and Mongolia

        Seed Source: Seed production orchard near Indian Head, Saskatchewan.

        Height and Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m

        Overview: Nanking Cherry cherry is an excellent choice for fruit gardens or agroforestry planting in cold temperate regions. It also makes an attractive hedge. This seed strain was selected because of its consistent production of tangy red cherries. Cross pollination is required for fruit production so more than one plant is required.

        Fruits: Cherry red drupe.

        Average number of seeds/packet: 150

        SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

        Stratification: Soak seeds for 24 hours then stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 100 days at 5°C.

        Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in late July or early August (will germinate the following spring) or stratified seed in spring.

        Sowing instructions: Outdoor seedbed - Sow 2 cm deep and 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell 1 cm deep.

        Growing conditions: Nanking cherry is hardy and will grow in a variety of soils but will not tolerate heavy shade.

        AGROFORESTRY VALUE

        Nanking cherry is known for its fragrant pink flowers along its branches in the spring, with forest green foliage. It is a good choice for attracting birds. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible red cherries. Fruit can be tangy but is great for jams, jellies, and pies. Extremely winter hardy. 

         

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