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'May Duke' Cherry

Prunus cerasus x avium ‘'May Duke'’

Jefferson first planted this desirable cherry in 1778. In 1782 he sent May Dukes along with Carnations, Black Hearts, White Hearts, and Kentish Cherries to his Bedford County estate, Poplar Forest. In 1845, A.J. Downing said the "invaluable May Duke is one of the most popular sorts in all countries." This sour cherry is good for cooking in pies, jams, and preserves.

Growth Type: 
Deciduous Tree
Color(s): 
White
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Location at Monticello: 
South Orchard
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Apr 1 to 2002 Apr 232004 Apr 7 to 2004 May 12006 Mar 31 to 2006 Apr 282007 Mar 28 to 2007 Apr 252008 Apr 10 to 2008 Apr 252013 Apr 24 to 2013 May 32015 Apr 15 to 2015 Apr 27
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