Certified Virus Indexed Mazzard Cherry, Alkavo CVI Mazzard Cherry Prunus avium Alkavo - Cerasus avium 'Alkavo'

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Botanical Name:

Prunus avium Alkavo









Common Name:

Certified Virus Indexed Mazzard Cherry, Alkavo CVI Mazzard Cherry

Seeds Per Pound:
78.82 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
50-100 feet
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Crop Year:
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In Stock: 78.82 lb
  • Prunus avium Alkavo

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* 'CVI' stands for Certified Virus Index, the plants from where the seeds have been collected have been tested for the following 3 viruses; PPV, PNRV, PDV more...
* The Alkavo is a selection of various clones from the common Prunus avium. more...
* The Alkavo selection produces trees that grow about 10% smaller than the common Prunus avium, making them easier to harvest for fruit production. more...
* The Alkavo selection is supposed to be more frost hardy than the common Prunus avium. more...
* The fruit is a drupe 1–2 cm in diameter (larger in some cultivated selections), bright red to dark purple when mature in mid summer, edible, variably sweet to somewhat astringent and bitter to eat fresh; it contains a single hard-shelled stone 8–12 mm long, 7–10 mm wide and 6–8 mm thick, grooved along the flattest edge more...
* The seed (kernel) inside the stone is 6–8 mm long. The fruit are readily eaten by numerous birds and mammals, which digest the fruit flesh and disperse the seeds in their droppings more...
* The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the new leaves, borne in corymbs of two to six together, each flower pendent on a 2–5 cm peduncle, 2.5–3.5 cm diameter, with five pure white petals, yellowish stamens, and a superior ovary; they are hermaphroditic , and pollinated by bees . more...
* As a street tree, the lower branches of this tree can be removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. more...
* Growing at a medium rate, this tree will produce greater quantities of fruit with a variety of the same species nearby. more...
* Prunus avium is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. more...