Wild Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina)

 

Very hardy native tree – excellent source of pollen, nectar, and wildlife food. These bloom profusely and consistently in mid-spring and produce black fruits that vary in taste. Some of ours are quite sweet with a very “cherry” flavor and some are very astringent (drying to the mouth.) We only collect seeds from our sweetest tree – though they all share pollen.

These seeds have a very hard coating and will require cold stratification – this can easily be accomplished by planting in the fall or putting the seeds into a soil filled container and setting outside for the winter. Let the snow/rain/cold get to them, but protect from birds/rodents.

 

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