- The mother of all sweet cherries
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 10 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Wild Cherry originally comes from Greece, but with the exception of the very North and the Northeast it can be found
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SAFLAX Potting Set - Wild Cherry - Prunus avium - 10 seeds - With mini greenhouse, potting substrate and 2 pots
The mother of all sweet cherries
Our set contains everying for a successful cultivation. Coming with a a little mini greenhouse 17 (L) x 10 (W) x 13 (H) cm, germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber (dried block) and 2 coconut fiber pots for later transplanting.
The summer-green Wild Cherry is with its smooth ringed bark easy to make out. Characteristic are the horizontal running cork wart strips on the red-brown coloured crust. Since 2500 years the wild variety is not only used for its fruits, but it is also domesticated. All sweet cherry species originate in the wild variety that was already cultivated in Greece long before the Christian Era. The legions brought the plant through Roma eventually over the Alps. Its lush blossoming starts in April and May before the foliation, and the whole tree is dotted with bright-white flowers that are mostly arranged in small tussocks. In July the Wild Cherry produces the shiny red or dark-red coloured stonefruits that are as same eatable as sweet cherries - even though they are smaller, they are also quite juicy. The leaves of the tree shine with a red colour during autumn, before being cast off close to winter.
Natural Location: The Wild Cherry originally comes from Greece, but with the exception of the very North and the Northeast it can be found everywhere in Europe, as well as in Anatolia and the Caucasus region.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase the germinability, you should initially keep the seeds in the refrigerator for a couple of days - then place them for another 24 hours in a bowl with lukewarm water for priming. After that, plant the seeds about 1 cm deep into moist potting compost or sandy garden soil and cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out. Don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius and keep the earth moist, but not wet. Usually it takes four to six weeks until germination.
Place: The Wild Cherry is a light demanding plant that needs a warm and sunny place. See that you give your tree enough space to grow nicely and it will best show to advantage as a solitary plant.
Care: When you cut back your Wild Cherry, you should thin out the tree properly like you do with any other fruit tree, so a maximum of light and air can reach the leaves, flowers and fruits of the tree. A common gardener?s rule states that you should be able after pruning to throw your hat through the branches.
During Winter: In the first winter you should protect your tree through earthing up with foliage or some brushwood. After that, it will be fully frost-resistant.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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