A picture of a Cherry 'Kursar'

Cherry 'Kursar'

Prunus 'Kursar'

Also known as

Cherry

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2m

Min

2m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Cherry 'Kursar' Overview

Prunus 'Kursar' is a compact deciduous tree has a spreading habit. Its clusters of deep pink flowers appear in spring before the new red leaves emerge. The leaves turn green as they mature before turning red orange in autumn.

Common problems with Cherry 'Kursar'

They can suffer from silver leaf disease, scale, bacterial canker, fruit fly and weevils or snout beetles often nibble little round holes in the leaves.

How to harvest Cherry 'Kursar'

Fruit have the best flavor when left to ripen on the tree. You can tell when Prunus fruit are ripe by applying gentle pressure with your fingers. If the skin of the fruit feels soft, then it is ready to be picked. The fruit should come off the tree easily. Commercial farmers will test for sugar content and will only start to harvest if the fruit have reached a high enough sugar level. They do not continue to ripen after been picked!

How to propagate Cherry 'Kursar'

Seed

Crack the hard outer shell and remove. Seeds need cold stratification(give them a cold winter or in the fridge for about 8-10 weeks)and plant in the Spring.

Layering

Rootstock is propagated by laying down a branch and removing all the new shoots with roots after they are strong enough.

Cuttings

The commercial way of propagating prunus is grafting or budding unto a rootstock.

Special features of Cherry 'Kursar'

Attracts useful insects

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Cherry 'Kursar'

They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Edible