Order now for delivery September 2020We are open. You can order now for delivery in September (or December for bare-root).
Orange Pippin Trees UK logo

Black Oliver cherry trees

Prunus avium

Black Oliver is a traditional English mid-season black cherry, originating in the west Midlands.

Black Oliver cherry trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree F12/1 rootstock £21.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

How to grow

Black Oliver has some resistance to canker, a common problem with traditional cherry varieties. The fruit is not prone to cracking.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Herefordshire, early 20th century.

Black Oliver characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • Food usesEating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • Fruit splittingVery resistant
  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • Fruit sizeAverage