Cherry Seeds, Mazzard/Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium. Zones 3 - 7

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! In Springtime, the entire tree is engulfed by tiny, off-white cherry blossoms that give even Spring magnolias a run for their money! Fruit presents about 80 days after flowering. This is a great food and habitat shrub, ideal for permaculture design. 



Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeLarge Tree

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Sandy, loamy soils. Well draining.



- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Replace water and soak for another 24hrs. Adding 1tsp lemon juice to water, both times, can improve penetration.

- Follow with 60 days warm, moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner!*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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