Kordia cherry trees

Kordia cherry tree

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!

Kordia cherry trees for sale

Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock £34.95
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock £34.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock £18.95
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) Spindlebush - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock £26.95

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.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Kordia

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Canker: Very resistant?
  • Fruit splitting: Very resistant?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Czech Republic
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Susceptible?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Low-chill requirement
    700-750 hours?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Kordia

Kordia is in flowering group 4. Kordia is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Kordia cherry trees

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) or Regina.

Kordia blossoms quite late but the blossom is not particularly frost-resistant, and 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.

Historical details

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.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Kordia'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.