Che Seedless female grafted fruit tree, plant is 1 year old, 18-24 inches tall.
Grafted on rootstock - Maclura Pomifera, to avoid root suckering.
For fruit production you only need one plant. It does not require pollination by male plant. In fact if you will have male plant growing in close proximity - it will pollinate female tree flowers and this will result in developing seeds in the fruits. Which is not desired for seedless che fruit production.
Variety description: This under appreciated fruit is a relative of mulberry and fig, and is native to central China. In addition to being grown for its fruit, traditionally Che leaves were used as a secondary food source for silk worms. Self-fertile seedless female trees bear a prolific crop of maroon-red, 1/2" fruit. Ripe fruit have a sweet flavor which is often compared to that of a fig with notes of watermelon.
We graft our Che onto Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) rootstock so that as the plant matures it will develop less of a bush and more of a standard tree form. Young plants have small thorns.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Che will grow in a range of soil types provided that the roots stay evenly moist throughout the heat of the summer. Deep, well drained loam is ideal.
Size at maturity: 10-30' tall, up to 25' wide, depending on pruning. Keep it pruned for a smaller size. Very fast growing.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5b-9. There are some reports of Che growing in USDA zone 5. Cooler climates may have insufficient summer heat to fully ripen the fruit.
Pests and Diseases: None observed. Birds will eat the fruit if you are late to harvest and deer may browse both the fruit and foliage. We protect young trees with a circle of wire mesh to keep the deer away.
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Shipping in container where it grows during the summer. From October through April (Dormancy period) shipped with roots wrapped in wet media and plastic, in the box.
International shipping soil-less, with roots wrapped in wet media. CHE Seedless 1 year old plant, grafted on Maclura rootstock, Cudrania Tricuspidata, 18-24 inches tall Tags: che,seedless,fruit,mulbery,family,plant,grafted,red,fruits,Cudrania,Tricuspidata
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