A parent of Bing cherry and a rare find at farmers markets. This cherry is revered for its exceedingly rich, sweet, intense black cherry flavor. Both the deep purple color and distinct flavor carry through in black cherry ice cream or yogurt. Some say the flavor is "earthy" with notes of rose, almond and/or herbs. The first Black Republican cherry tree was planted by Seth Lewelling, a nurseryman, Quaker and abolitionist who chose the name Black Republican in promotion of his abolitionist beliefs. Fruit is medium-sized and of good quality; keeps and ships well.
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Size: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk)
Height: 7 ft.(trimmed to 5'when shipped)
Rootstock: Colt (semidwarf)
Pollinate: Needs another sweet cherry for pollination.
Conventionally Grown Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.