Very similar to the common cherry, the capulin cherry is a subtropical cherry with dark red skin a flesh, firm flesh, and a tasty sweet flavor.
A fast growing tree, up to 30 feet tall.
Capulin cherry's are best adapted to subtropical climates and stand temperatures to 19F.
Does not require winter chill to flower and fruit. Additionally, the fruits tend to ripen earlier than typical Northern cherry varieties. Plant in full sun and water frequently for best fruit. The trees are drought tolerant.
By seeds. Seeds may go dormant for a few months, but respond well to moist soil and warmth.
Eaten fresh, uses are similar to those of the common cherry.
Native throughout much of Mexico and Guatemala.
Holly Leaf Cherry
|Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii|
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