Kordia cherry treesPrunus avium
- Picking season: Late
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
Kordia is a large late-season true black cherry variety with a good balanced cherry flavour.
Kordia cherry trees for sale
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 £63.00
(2m-3m after 10 years)
BR1Spindlebush bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £54.00
(2m-3m after 10 years)
Order now for delivery from week commencing 11th December onwards where these items are showing as in stock.
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.
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.
- Gardening skillExperienced
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Flowering group4
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonLate
- Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
- Food usesEating fresh
- Fruit splittingVery resistant
- Country of originCzech Republic
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Blossom colourWhite
- Fruit colourBlack
- AwardsRHS AGM (current)