Plant Type: Fruit Trees
Black Cherry. Solid flesh with high quality flavor. A fine shipping market variety. Pollinate with ‘Black Tartarian’ or ‘Stella’. Please be aware this is a zone 5 cherry tree. It will survive without issues in protected areas in Iowa. A protected area is an area that receives very little or no north wind. The cold north wind during the winter months is what causes most zone 5 fruit trees to either partially die, or completely die.
Exposure: Full Sun
When it comes to cherries, the Bing variety tops the list in terms of popularity and production. This hallmark of cherry trees grows in both a standard and dwarf form and can be a major producer once mature. In fact, a standard Bing cherry tree can provide as much as 50–100 lbs. of cherries per year!
The cherries are large and heart-shaped with a firm, meaty, purplish-red flesh and a semi-free stone that is easily removed — making them ideal for fresh eating and preserves.
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