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Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus)

Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus)

Regular price $20.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $20.00 CAD
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Single- $20

2 Pack- $30 ($15/tree)

3 Pack- $40 ($13/Tree)

5 Pack- $60 ($12/Tree) Limited Supply

1 year old bareroot seedling 12”-24”+ tall

Sour cherry can be a useful and tasty addition to the homesteaders collection of fruit. Our seedstock comes from feral trees growing throughout our region leftover from decades of fruit ranching over a century ago. Though no where near as sweet as some of their relatives, these cherries pack a tangy punch with medium sized fruits and decent yields relative to the lack of care they receive. Our mother trees were growing in poor dry soil and still looked incredibly healthy and we think that this cherry deserves a chance as a low maintenance food producer or hardy root stock that you can graft onto at a later time.  

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The Tree

Height at maturity:Up to 10 meters

Hardiness Zone:

3 and we've heard reports that this species can grow in even colder conditions

Water Requirements:


Years to bear:



Part Sun to Full Sun


Self fertile, does not need another tree to set fruit but will generally do better with a friend nearby


Tolerates a range of soil types

The Benefits

-Produces large amounts of fruit with little water, pruning or other maintenance
-Birds love the fruit too, great as a wildlife support tree
-Generally disease and pest resistant, even in a region rife with fireblight and black knot fungus

Additional info

-Beautiful speckled bark
-Not a great pollinator for other sweet cherries