U-26 Cornelian Cherry has an elongated fruit.
This Ukrainian variety is excellent for fresh eating and we love it for fruit leather.
The tiny, yellow, early flowers are beautiful and one of the first to appear on our farm.
Cornelian cherries are a small tree or large shrub that produces a fruit looking similar to coffee berries. They ripen in mid to late summer. Flavor is similar to a sour cherry and makes incredible jams, sauces and dried fruit. Named varieties have been chosen for their size and flavor.
In Eastern European countries, Cornus Mas are used for distilling vodka, Dirndlbrand, and rakia among other drinks.
Harvest at maturity ranges from 20 to 30 pounds per bush.
No known pest issues. Grows best in rich, well-drained soil. Can tolerate poor soil as long as it is well-drained.
Grows 8 to 10 feet tall and about the same width
Plant with another variety of Cornelian Cherry to ensure pollination.
US Zones 4-7
2-3′ Bare Root Plants
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