Sweet Cherry, Wild Cherry, Gean Prunus avium Selection - Cerasus avium Forestry Selection

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Botanical Name:

Prunus avium Selection

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Prunus

Species:

avium

Variety:

Selection

Common Name:

Sweet Cherry, Wild Cherry, Gean

Height:
50-100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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  • Prunus avium Selection

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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:
* The hard, reddish-brown wood (cherry wood) is valued as a hardwood for woodturning, and making cabinets and musical instruments.
* Cherry wood is also used for smoking foods, particularly meats, in North America, as it lends a distinct and pleasant flavor to the product. more...
* The parents of these seeds were selected for their superior qualities relating to timber production and grown in a seed orchard in Denmark. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov