Black Tartarian Cherry Tree
Dark, Sweet, Unique Cherries
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Why Plant a Black Tartarian Cherry Tree?
• Fast-growing variety produces fruit quickly
• Pruned to promote more branching, which gives you more fruit
• One of the sweetest, most popular dark cherries
• Low-maintenance, perfect for organic growing
Where Does the Black Tartarian Cherry Tree Grow Best?
This is the preferred cherry tree for southern climates, thriving in Growing Zones 5-8. It only needs 700 chill hours, relatively low for a cherry tree. Find a sunny location in your yard that drains well. Black Tartarians are pretty adaptable to a variety of growing conditions, so they won’t demand much maintenance from you.
Is it Easy to Grow the Black Tartarian Organically?
Organic gardeners will love this cherry tree. The Black Tartarian is very hardy and disease-resistant, so you do not need chemicals and pesticides. All it needs is direct sunlight, water, and well-draining soil.
How Much Fruit Will I Get?
Our trees are well developed, and have been pruned for years. This gives them an advanced root system and established branching, which encourages immediate fruit production... unlike trees from other nurseries that could take up to 5 years to produce cherries. Black Tartarian trees bear 3-4 bushels per year, which is about 50-100 pounds of fruit. This is approximately $250-$500 of grocery savings each year at current market rates of $5 per pound!
What Do Black Tartarian Cherries Taste Like?
Black Tartarian Cherries are dark, small, firm, and extremely sweet. In fact, they are one of the sweetest dark cherries you can find. The berries are ready to harvest once they achieve a dark purplish-black color. Be sure to pick off the cherries with the stems attached for maximum shelf life and storage. These berries are perfect for baking in cakes, pies, and tarts. Cherries are also popular for use in preserves. They are equally tasteful eaten directly from the tree.
Pollination and Fruiting Season
Growers of this tree can expect an early ripening with fruit bearing from early May to late summer. The Black Tartarian needs to be cross-pollinated with another sweet variety in order to produce an abundance of cherries. We recommend pairing it with the Bing or the Rainier. For maximum fruit production, remove your cherries with their stems still attached to the fruit. This encourages your tree to continue producing through the summer months.
Best Time to Plant
We recommend planting your cherry tree as soon as possible. The more time a cherry tree has in its new climate, the earlier it will begin to produce fruit.
Due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship this tree to AZ, CA, ID, or WA.