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DESCRIPTION: An early bloomer with large dark red to black cherries that are sweet and slightly astringent; fruit matures in late summer to early fall and excellent for fresh eating and processing; self-pollinating; vigorous and hardy, putting out fewer suckers than others. Good for cooking, baking and jams.
BOTANICAL NAME: Prunus x kerassis SK 'Cupid'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 4 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 3 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Edible, Fragrant
Cupid Cherry is a medium-sized shrub that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces dark red round fruit (technically 'drupes') with black overtones which are usually ready for picking in late summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
The fruit are most often used in the following ways:
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.