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Prunus salicifolia - Capulin Cherry or Tropical Cherry

Prunus salicifolia - Capulin Cherry or Tropical Cherry (Prunus salicifolia - Capulin Cherry or Tropical Cherry)

This is a true cherry from the tropical highlands of Central America. Its fruit is just like a can be very sweet or somewhat sour. It also can produce up to 3 crops per year. It's usually an evergreen tree, however, sometimes it can go briefly semi-deciduous. Photo taken at Quail Botanical Gardens on Nov. 2, 2010. This tree is probably almost 50ft / 16 meters tall.

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I wonder if anyone has tried crossing it with black or pie cherries?

6 Nov, 2010



I know there's some different varieties of this tree. However, I don't know of any hybrids. It would be interesting.

7 Nov, 2010


I'd like a cherry that would grow in my climate, but it's just a smidge too cold and hot for capulin cherries here.

8 Nov, 2010



Yes, I have a feeling this cherry would burn up in Phoenix. Although, I have a friend who grew one in Riverside County which on the fringes of the grew quite well also.

8 Nov, 2010

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