Nanking Cherry Prunus tomentosa 10 PCS fresh seeds, Cerasus Tomentosa, Cherry tree seeds

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Felt cherry, Tomentosa (lat. Prunus tomentosa, syn. Cerasus tomentosa), or Chinese cherry.

Shrub or small tree, usually with several trunks 1.5-2.5 m high, rarely up to 3 m and higher.

The leaves are dark green, oval. The flowers are white, white with pink (less often pink), up to 2.5 cm in diameter.

The fruits are oval drupes, red when ripe, sweet (sometimes with sourness) in taste, smaller than those of the common cherry (0.8-1.5 cm in diameter). Depending on the region, they ripen from early June to late July; Fruits abundantly, usually in the third year and up to 15-20 years annually.

The peculiarity of felt cherries is the felt-like pubescence of annual shoots, leaves, peduncles, and fruits. Genetically, it is very different from the common cherry and does not cross with it, but it does cross with plum, peach, cherry plum and apricot.

In gardens, felt cherries are often grown as an ornamental crop, although its fruits are edible and are not inferior in taste to other cherries, and up to 12 kg of berries are collected from one bush (rarely - up to 15 kg).

Felt cherry is unpretentious to soils, but prefers sunny places. In the shade and in rainy weather during the ripening period, the berries rot on the branch. Ripe berries practically do not fall off, and dried ones are sometimes on the branches until spring. Much more frost-resistant than other types of cherries, but during flowering it also does not tolerate cold weather. Unlike other types of cherries, it is very resistant to coccomycosis.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 (-29°C to -23°C).
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