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'Mackintosh' Western Sand Cherry Seed

Description

Latin Name: Prunus besseyi

DESCRIPTION

Family: Rosaceae

Native Range: Canada and the Northern United States

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

Height and Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m

Overview: 'Mackintosh' Western Sand Cherry cherry is an excellent choice for agroforestry planting in cold temperate regions. This seed strain was selected because of its consistent production of large yields of black cherries. It is named for Angus Mackintosh a tree inspector at the Dominion Forest Nursery Station in Indian Head from 1904 to 1916, a nature enthusiast and former employee at the PFRA Tree Nursery.

Fruits: Black fruit borne in clusters, 12-15mm across.

Average number of seeds/packet: 110

SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

Stratification: Soak seeds for 48 hours then stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 90 days at 5°C.

Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in September (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: Western sand cherry will thrive under just about every condition imaginable, except for heavy shade.

AGROFORESTRY VALUE

'Mackintosh' Western Sandcherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries. Fruit can be astringent but is great for jams, jellies and pies. Extremely winter hardy. Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots too.

 

'Mackintosh' Western Sand Cherry Seed

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Latin Name: Prunus besseyi DESCRIPTION Family: Rosaceae Native Range: Canada and the Northern United States Seed Source: Seed production orchard near... Read more

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    Description

    Latin Name: Prunus besseyi

    DESCRIPTION

    Family: Rosaceae

    Native Range: Canada and the Northern United States

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

    Height and Spread: 1.5m x 1.5m

    Overview: 'Mackintosh' Western Sand Cherry cherry is an excellent choice for agroforestry planting in cold temperate regions. This seed strain was selected because of its consistent production of large yields of black cherries. It is named for Angus Mackintosh a tree inspector at the Dominion Forest Nursery Station in Indian Head from 1904 to 1916, a nature enthusiast and former employee at the PFRA Tree Nursery.

    Fruits: Black fruit borne in clusters, 12-15mm across.

    Average number of seeds/packet: 110

    SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

    Stratification: Soak seeds for 48 hours then stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 90 days at 5°C.

    Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in September (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: Western sand cherry will thrive under just about every condition imaginable, except for heavy shade.

    AGROFORESTRY VALUE

    'Mackintosh' Western Sandcherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries. Fruit can be astringent but is great for jams, jellies and pies. Extremely winter hardy. Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots too.

     

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