Kordia is a new black cherry variety, which has quickly become popular with both commercial growers and gardeners on account of the large fruit size, glossy black skin, and excellent flavour,
Kordia cherries are also resistant to the splitting caused by summer rain.
If you want a cherry that is very big, and really black, this is the one to choose!
Delivery from week commmencing 6th April (when showing as in stock)
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.
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Kordia is in flowering group 4. Kordia is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.
Kordia is not self-fertile and therefore needs a pollination partner. Any self-fertile cherry variety will be suitable, particularly Stella and Sweetheart. You can also use Penny (another black cherry), Regina, or Summer Sun.
It blossoms quite late but the blossom is not particularly frost-resistant, so it is best grown in a sheltered area, or at the top of a slope where frost can drain away downwards.
It has a fairly low-chill requirement of 700-750 hours, making it a useful variety for warmer climates.
Kordia was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2014, which should mean it is an excellent all-round garden cherry variety. However in our experience Kordia can sometimes be problematic, but if you are a confident gardener it is worth considering, because the cherries are a delight.
Kordia is a chance seedling of unknown parentage, found near Techlovice in the Czech Republic in the 1960s. It is also known as Attika and Techlovika II.
All our trees are grown in the UK.