A parent of Bing cherry and a rare find at farmers markets. Black Republican 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.
Growing Considerations for Black Republican Cherry
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Pollinate with one of the following: Bing, Black Tartarian, Napoleon, Rainier, Lapins, Stella, Van
Mature Size: 12-16 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Soil Requirement: Soil must drain quickly for sweet cherries
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Whip (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our Cherry trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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