|Tart pie cherry for processing. Self pollinating|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Prunus x kerrasis 'Valentine'|
|Height 9ft (3m)||Spread 5ft (1.5m)|
|Summer leaf color - green||Fall leaf colour - yellow|
|Fruit size 4.5 grams (dime size)||Fruit colour - dark red|
|Blossoms - white, late May||Fragrance - None|
|Habit - Multiple stem shrub||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this tree?||Tart cherries perfect for pies|
This tree yields an abundance of astringent cherries and are a tad on the smaller size. They have a nice firm texture with a juicy soft center. These are ready within the third week in July.
This tree grows to a height of nine feet and a width of around five feet. Hardy to zone two but they also do well here in a zone three climate.
The Valentine Cherry features showy clusters of white flowers
along the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage throughout
the season. The glossy oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The dark
red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters in mid
summer, which are excellent for cooking, baking and making jams
and jellies. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't
require a second plant nearby to set fruit. The smooth gray bark
is not particularly outstanding.
|Price last updated on Jul 15, 2017||Listing of Cherries|