Osoberry - Oemleria Cerasiformis - Sweet, Delicious, and Perennial
Quantity: 6 Seeds
Osoberry, aka Oemleria Cerasiformis, is a shrub/tree in the Rose family, Rosaceae. It is native to Western North America, and produces edible, delicious, and versatile fruits. The grape sized fruits grow in clusters throughout its many branches. They taste like a cross between plums, chocolate, and olives. As weird as that sounds, they are extremely delicious. the fruits taste best when they become overripe and start drying on the stem as shown in these photos. The fruits are very nutritious, and contain high amounts of antioxidants. This is a very underrated, delicious, and versatile fruit, and it makes an excellent addition to the garden.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
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For best results, It’s best to start Osoberry seeds outdoors either directly or in pots about 1-2 weeks before the first frost; we start them here on the farm in mid October. The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface. Sprouts will emerge from the soil come next spring. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil if planted in a pot. If sown indoors, it is important to cold stratify the seeds for 12 weeks before sowing for best germination results. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 6°C or higher; for us at the farm, this is around early April.