As you know, there are many varieties in each plant genus. Cherry trees are no exception. These beautiful fruit trees are very popular thanks to their beautiful flowers and their fruits that we like so much. But in this article we want to talk about a specific variety, a self-fertile tree widely cultivated in Spain: The burlat cherry.
We will explain what this vegetable is and when it usually blooms. Also, We will list the basic care that the burlat cherry tree requires, so you will no longer have an excuse not to cultivate it yourself. Without a doubt, it is a plant that is worth having in the orchard or in the garden.
What is the burlat cherry?
When we talk about the burlat cherry we refer to a variety of fruit tree belonging to the family Rosaceaspecifically gender Prunus. Although the origin of this vegetable is not entirely clear, it is much more frequent in Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.
Regarding the appearance of this cherry variety, it is an erect deciduous tree, with good vigor, which It can reach a height of up to twenty meters, even more. The trunk is usually quite thick and has good branching. The bark is smooth and grayish in color. Over time it tends to crack, so we can distinguish which trees are the oldest. The crowns of the burlat cherry trees stand out for being very wide.
It must be said that it is a very striking and beautiful tree when it is in the flowering season. Therefore, it is ideal to beautify our gardens and, incidentally, harvest some of its delicious fruits: Cherries. All types of cherries, sweet and wild, belong to this variety. In addition, it should be noted that this fruit tree can be grown in many parts of the Iberian Peninsula.
What is a self-fertile cherry tree?
Another very important feature of the burlat cherry tree is that It is a self-fertile cherry tree. What is this? You may already know that there are different types of pollination: Direct and cross. Well, in short, we can say that in cross-pollination, plants need the help of the wind, insects and/or birds to reproduce. These so-called “vectors” transport pollen from a male to a female plant.