Blackthorn, Sloe Prunus spinosa

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Botanical Name:

Prunus spinosa







Common Name:

Blackthorn, Sloe

10-15 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Prunus spinosa

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 180 days.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:

Prunus spinosa ( blackthorn or sloe ) is a species of Prunus native to Europe , western Asia , and locally in northwest Africa . more...
* The fruit is usually used in jellies, syrups, conserves etc. and as a flavouring for sloe gin and other liqueurs. more...
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