1 Package of 25 Seeds
Popular for its yellow flowers in early spring and its gray and brown exfoliating bark; attractive rounded habit; edible red fruit; Dirr calls it "an excellent small tree" and recommends it for the Midwest U.S.
EDIBILITY: Fruit - raw, dried or used in preserves. Juicy, with a nice acid flavour. The fully ripe fruit has a somewhat plum-like flavour and texture and is very nice eating, but the unripe fruit is rather astringent. Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: warm stratify for 180 days, cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.