Mazzard Cherry is a robust and determined cherry tree that offers high yields of tiny, delicious cherries! This wild-ish variety is extremely disease resistant and works great as a root stock for grafting other varieties. Mazzard is productive but also incredibly beautiful!
Sweet Cherry, (Mazzard Cherry), Prunus avium, Tree Seeds Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Fast Growth, Showy Fragrant Flowers, Fall Color, Edible Fruits, Attracts Birds and Butterflies, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Shade Tree, Timber, Cold Tolerant Prunus avium is a deciduous fruiting tree that typically grows 20 to 30 feet tall in cultivation but may reach 60 feet in its native habitat. It is native to Europe and Asia and has been cultivated in the United States since colonial times.
It is a parent of many of the sweet cherry cultivars sold in commerce today for fruit production such as the popular Bing Cherry. Fragrant white flowers to 1.5 inches appear singly or in 3 to 5 flowered clusters in spring slightly before the foliage emerges. Flowers are followed by small sweet red to black cherries which ripen in early summer.