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.
SEMI-FERTILE* | ZONE 4 | HARVEST: MID AUG.