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Kordia cherry trees

Prunus avium
Kordia
Kordia has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritKordia is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Kordia is a large late-season true black cherry variety with a good balanced cherry flavour.

Kordia cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree Gisela 5 rootstock £56.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £38.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR2Spindlebush bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £46.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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!

How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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.

Kordia characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Fruit splittingVery resistant

Identification

  • Country of originCzech Republic
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)

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