Black Tartarian cherry tree originates from the Circassia Region of what is now Russia and was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1700's. The Black Tartarian cherry is rich, tender, sweet cherry with full bodied flavor. Attractive purplish-black skin surrounds dark red flesh. Once the most widely grown commercial variety, but a little too juicy to ship well. The rich, berry-like flavor is outstanding and makes a mouth-watering sweet cherry pie. Black Tartarian Cherry trees are excellent for the home orchard and considered the best pollinator for dark sweet cherries. Exceptionally productive once established. Pollinate with one of the following: Bing, Coral, Napoleon, Rainier, Lapins, Stella and/or Van. Please see below for further information on our Black Tartarian cherry trees for sale. **If sold out, please see our smaller, 1-year Black Tartarians.
Considerations for Black Tartarian Cherry
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Early
Origin Date: Russia 1794
Storage: A few weeks
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.