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Wild Black Cherry – 5-Pack of Trees

$50.00

Wild Black Cherry: (Prunus serotina) Cherry trees are hardy, fast growing, and long-lived.  Leaves are oval with thinly pointed tips.  Autumn colors are yellow to orange-red.  Flowers are small and white.  Fruit bears every 3 to 4 years.  Fruit is dark purple, sweet and edible. Fragrant flowers bloom in May. Has an almond-like odor when a young twig is scratched. Farmers are recommended to remove any trees that fall in a field containing livestock, because the wilted leaves could poison the animals. The fruit of Prunus serotina is suitable for making jam, cherry pies. They are also a popular flavoring for sodas and used in many ice creams, cooking and smoking foods. Cherry timber is considered the Premier timber for cabinetry. Fruit is eaten by the mallard, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, many woodpeckers, and a wide variety of others. Grows in moist, rich soils, as well as light, sandy soil. Height: 50-60 feet. Zones: 3-9.

Large Stock! 3-4 feet tall at pick-up! 

Please note: We do not offer shipping. You must pick up your order at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney, VT on May 4.

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Wild Black Cherry: (Prunus serotina) Cherry trees are hardy, fast growing, and long-lived.  Leaves are oval with thinly pointed tips.  Autumn colors are yellow to orange-red.  Flowers are small and white.  Fruit bears every 3 to 4 years.  Fruit is dark purple, sweet and edible. Fragrant flowers bloom in May. Has an almond-like odor when a young twig is scratched. Farmers are recommended to remove any trees that fall in a field containing livestock, because the wilted leaves could poison the animals. The fruit of Prunus serotina is suitable for making jam, cherry pies. They are also a popular flavoring for sodas and used in many ice creams, cooking and smoking foods. Cherry timber is considered the Premier timber for cabinetry. Fruit is eaten by the mallard, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, many woodpeckers, and a wide variety of others. Grows in moist, rich soils, as well as light, sandy soil. Height: 50-60 feet. Zones: 3-9.

Large Stock! 3-4 feet tall at pick-up! 

Please note: We do not offer shipping. You must pick up your order at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney, VT on May 4.

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