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Kentucky Color: Wild Black Cherry (Rum Cherry)
'Yes, this is the tree from which your cherry furniture was made and it makes a great jar of jelly or run of wine.' - BILLY JOE FUDGE
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By Billy Joe Fudge
Black Cherry is an important feed source for birds, squirrels, etc. It is a prolific seed producer.
It is a mature seeder in that it usually doesn't produce seed until it's third decade of life.
The seed will lay beneath leaf cover on the forest floor for up to three years before germinating.
Therefore, there will be Black Cherry seed available to wildlife even when there is a year of very few seed.
Yes, this is the tree from which your cherry furniture was made and it makes a great jar of jelly or run of wine.
Also, for those interested in historical trivia, our forefathers sometimes used Black Cherry fruit to flavor their rum and brandy. The drink was called Cherry Bounce and would cure just about anything that could ail an Appalachian adult. - BILLY JOE FUDGE
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