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Black Tartarian Cherry

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Item #139739, Standard. Supreme - Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 5x5x12" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

Robust and productive! This popular, early-bearer blooms prolifically to yield large, cherry-red to purplish-black fruit. Sweet, rich flavor is irresistible; perfect for fresh-eating and juice. An ideal pollinator for other sweet cherries. Originates from the Circassia region of what is now Russia, introduced to the U.S. in the late 1700s. Ripens in June. Best pollinators: any other sweet cherry variety.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy, Sweet
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 18 - 25' tall x 18 - 25' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 18 - 25' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
After trying several sources for this item, I'm hoping on this to deliver on this item, and with excellent quality as advertised. Thank you.
Dave L on May 27, 2019
Great reviews
Christopher H on May 20, 2019
After trying several sources for this item, I'm hoping on this to deliver on this item, and with excellent quality as advertised. Thank you.
Dave L on May 27, 2019
I wanted a standard heirloom variety black cherry, and this seemed like the ideal tree.
Corey W on May 27, 2019
Great reviews
Christopher H on May 20, 2019
Firm & sweet and as a cross pollinator
H Mauricio F on May 20, 2019
great cherry
John S on May 19, 2019
Pollinator, flavor
Crystal Y on May 12, 2019
We needed a variety of cherry tree to cross pollinate with the Rainier Sweet Cherry tree. This was recommended by Stark
dewaine n on May 12, 2019
Love the meatiness and flavor of the Black Tartarian.
Nichol B on May 7, 2019
Hope it will work well with my Bing Cherries
BILL C on May 6, 2019
hardiness in cold climate
walt n on May 5, 2019
trying to establish a new homestead
Lynda G on May 2, 2019
Starting a fruit orchard and I love cherries!
Cyndi T on Apr 24, 2019
Bought one last year. Doing well this year.
Donald on Apr 21, 2019
Price, and to replace a previous tree.
Stan S on Apr 15, 2019
Had some at a friends and now bringing them home.
J H on Apr 15, 2019
price
Thomas S on Apr 14, 2019
hear this is a great tree
Norman E on Apr 14, 2019
Great price!
Ben on Apr 14, 2019
They are sweet and will grow nice in my zone
Pamela G on Apr 11, 2019
I needed a tree to go with my Bing tree and this was an affordable option.
George L on Apr 10, 2019
Compliments my other sweet cherries
LAWRENCE M on Apr 9, 2019
beautiful dark fruit larger cherry comes in standard size
GARY C on Mar 24, 2019
These are delicious cherries.
Niki M on Mar 22, 2019
These cherries are awesome.
Pat on Mar 15, 2019
Love cherrys., will give this one a try.
Michael P on Mar 13, 2019
I had one at my old residence and loved them. It was a great producer and great tasting.
RJ M on Mar 4, 2019
I want to start a fruit landscape
Jahmaker on Feb 11, 2019
Good pollinator
Cherie M on Jan 6, 2019
Have heard these are good eating cherries.
Thomas G on May 20, 2018
Sweet, good for eating canning or freezing.
Kelly E on May 10, 2018
Best tasting cherry
Chris N on May 10, 2018
Looking for a dark red cherry for canning
LANETTE V on Apr 21, 2018
It's a classic cherry
Connie J on Mar 9, 2017
To help pollinate another cherry tree stella
Edward L on May 2, 2016
When my parents moved into our house, there were 2 cherry trees in the back yard. My granddad, who comes from a long line of farmers, identified them as black tartarians. They produced the most amazing cherries for all the years my parents lived here and made the best jam ever! Now that I've moved into the house and the trees are dying back (they are probably over 30 years old) I have got to replace them. It wouldn't be the same around here without them.
Rachel B on Feb 19, 2016
I wanted a standard heirloom variety black cherry, and this seemed like the ideal tree.
Corey W on May 27, 2019
Firm & sweet and as a cross pollinator
H Mauricio F on May 20, 2019
Has anyone else had a problem with bugs/insects eating away at the leaves? Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to fix this?
Farzana I on Jul 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Japanese beetles seem to love my cherry and apple trees. The only thing I have found so far to control them is Sevin dust, also comes in liquid form.
I have a full sun front yard that is moderately sloped drainage should not be a problem. Should these trees be ok in full sun?
Colonel on May 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree requires full sun to produce fruit, so that won't be a problem. Planting it on a slope is great for the drainage, but take care that the roots don't dry out by properly mulching the tree - keep any mulch at least 6" away from the trunk.
Is this a Black Tartarian cherry a semi-dwarf tree? Will this cross-pollinate with a Royalton Semi-dwarf?
JAMES G on Sep 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You're correct, it does need to be a different variety, but it doesn't have to be the same size.
Can you keep black tartarians to a lower height by trimming them? What if you only have room for one tree?
Maggie on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can trim them and they'll eventually grow out instead of up. These trees require cross pollination though so you need another variety of cherry tree within about 50 feet if you want it to produce fruit.
Will black tartarian and bing pollinate each other?
Jack W on May 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will.
What is a good pollinator for Bing cherry tree zone 5 that is in stock?
Linda M on May 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Black Tartarian is a great cherry, as is Emperor Francis.
Where are the trees grown?
Rene'e D on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In Missouri and Illinois, on Stark Bro's farms.
Will a Bing Sweet and a Black Tartarian pollinate each other?
Donna C on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will.
I have two of these trees do I still need a pollinator?
Donna W on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The same variety cannot pollinate itself. You will need another sweet cherry variety with a similar bloom time in order for good pollination to occur.
Can we pollinate the black tartarian cherry with another black tartarian cherry? Or do we have to cross pollinate with a different type of cherry?
Megan H on Apr 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The same variety cannot pollinate itself. You will need another sweet cherry (not tart cherry) variety with a similar bloom time in order for good pollination to occur.
how soon does this tree bear fruit?
carol u on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 4-7 years.
Is starkrimson sweet cherry dwarf supreme good for cross pollinator with black tartartian?
Penny G on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The size of the tree does not matter; it's the variety and the bloom time, and these are indeed compatible.
Wii Bing and Black Tartarian Cherries compatible as cross pollinator?
Manny J on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will.
Will WhiteGold suffice as a pollinator ?
Harold S on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. They have a similar bloom time and are both sweet cherries.
if you want to grow a cherry tree does it have to be 1 or 2 trees to grow?
hanna on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Some cherry trees are self-fertile; others are not. This one requires a pollinator (see the "Recommended Pollinators" section above for several varieties we recommend).
can you use a sweet cherry and sour cherry tree for pollination?
Glenda P on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately not. Only a sour cherry can pollinate a sour cherry; only a sweet cherry can pollinate a sweet cherry, despite what you may read on the Internet. Pollination between the two is very, very iffy and occurs only rarely.

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Wow! Thank you! What A Gem! Don't Settle For Less! Order One Now!
After planting this standard size Black Tartarian cherry tree from Stark Brother's Nursery last June (2016), this tree has been nothing short of a marvel. In fact, even after easily weathering the cold Michigan winter, the tree has now grown to about 5'4" tall, and has also branched out with plenty of healthy green leaves. If you're looking for a superb standard size Black Tartarian cherry tree, Stark Brother's Nursery will be your source. Be sure to spray this tree regularly with Stark Brother's Bonide Orchard Spray Concentrate so as to ward off the harmful insects. In addition, the spray will help deter fungus growth as well. Don't wait! Order one now!
June 18, 2017
Extremely pleased
I had bad luck with a local nursery selling a Black Cherry Tartarian for double the price couple years ago. Despite all the tlc, it died from a fungal disease. Last year bought one from Starkbros, and it just thrived since the day I received it. Even survived a rough winter here in Wisconsin (zone5). I'm really happy with my purchase.
May 3, 2019
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1 year ago
Black Tartarian Cherry
Planted in raised bed in 2018 due to clay soil and poor drainage issues. Spring 2019 the tree made it through the winter and appears to be growing well.
May 2, 2019
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1 year ago
Flourishing
It grew well the first year, and now in the spring of its second year it is growigng well and looks healthy.
May 24, 2019
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1 year ago
Great Tree
My tree is in its second year and had a few blooms.It has grown a few feet and is doing really well.I recommend all of Stark Bro's trees.They are really healthy and do well.
May 2, 2019
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1 year ago
It’s growing!
It has a few more leaves this year and is growing!
May 22, 2019
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1 year ago
Love cherry pie
my cherry tree came last year and went through the winter months. It did put on leaves last year but I had an infestation and through my club I was told to spray them with seven powder and that that would take care of my issue. it did. This year they came back they are full and thick and sturdy and have no insects and no spots and no curling leaves they're just beautiful. I can't brag enough about Stark Brothers. What a quality company.
May 9, 2019
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1 year ago
Great trees
Ordered 3 trees last year and they have more than doubled in size after just 1 year.
June 3, 2019
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1 year ago
Second year, the tree is doing well.
Good size tree, I bought it last year, it’s growing well.
May 16, 2019
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1 year ago
Watching it grow.
I planted the cherry tree last summer. This Spring it has taken off sending shoots out to become future limbs. So far it is a healthy tree. I'm looking forward to seeing the blooms and fruit from it.
May 28, 2019
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1 year ago