Black cherries


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners
Average7
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Cherry trees9
Mulberry trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year4
2-year bush-trained2
Patio-trained1
Spindle-bush4

Supplied as


Bare-root6
Pot-grown2

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)4
Large (semi-vigorous)1
Full-size (standard)2

Rootstock


Colt1
F12/12
Gisela 54

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid2
Late4
Very late1

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days9
1 week
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh9
Good for cooking
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred9
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
2
37
41
51
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile
Partially self-fertile
Not self-fertile9

Ploidy

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Diploid9

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average7
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing
Slightly small
Average growth4
Slightly large
Large5
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious1
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy1
Good8
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening8
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular9
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance
Some resistance
Susceptible1

Can be grown in


Temperate climates7
Mild / damp climates3
Warm climates2

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good1
Average1
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Czech Republic1
Germany 1
United Kingdom7

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 1799
1800 - 18491
1850 - 1899
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19995
2000

Fruit colour


Black9
Orange flush1
Red7
Red - dark5
Red / Black1
Yellow / Red3

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    Pick: Late-season
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    Pick: Early-season
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    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    From £27.95
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating