Black Tartarian Cherry
The Black Tartarian cherry is a sweet cherry variety that originated in the 19th century in California, USA. It is a large, heart-shaped fruit with a dark red to almost black skin and sweet, juicy flesh. The fruit has a rich, sweet flavor and is often described as having notes of caramel and honey. The Black Tartarian cherry typically ripens in late June, making it an early-season cherry variety. The fruit is ideal for fresh consumption, but can also be used for cooking and baking.
The Black Tartarian cherry tree is a vigorous and productive tree that requires a pollination partner to produce fruit. It typically blooms in mid-spring and requires full sun exposure and well-drained soil. The tree is tolerant of many soil consistencies but must be well drained and free of standing water.
USDA Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: ~20' or 100% of Standard
Sun: Full Sun
Pollination: Required by other sweet cherry
Ripening/ Harvest Time: Late June- early July
Scientific Name: Prunus avium 'Black Tartarian'