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Black Oliver cherry trees

Prunus avium
Black Oliver is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A traditional English black cherry from the West Midlands.

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

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Universal pollinatorYes
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Fruit splittingVery resistant

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • Fruit sizeAverage