Cherry Cornelian : ELEGANT 90-150cm (3-5') Grafted


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Elegant™ is a Ukrainian variety with exquisite, deep, ruby red, elongated fruit. It is considered one of the best Cornelian cherries for fresh eating. The picking window lasts between two and three weeks. The word 'cornelian' refers to the fruit's similarity to cornelian quartz, which has a waxy lustre and deep red colour. In Europe many beekeepers prefer to overwinter their hives under a cornelian cherry tree as they are the very first fruit tree to begin blooming in the spring. The abundance of nectar nearby gets the newly emerging bees off to a flying start.


G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.