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Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

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Black Tartarions are some of the sweetest cherries you'll find. These fruit trees are specially pruned so that they grow more branches, which are able to produce more cherries. In the end, you get more fruit... faster.


Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

Delicious, Easy to Grow Cherries

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• Delicious fruit in half the time 
• Adaptable to various types of soil
• Drought tolerant

Black Tartarian Cherries give you a deep red color… and they are the most popular dark cherry you can find. You can even grow them organically... meaning no pesticides. Just pluck these delicious cherries right off the tree! Great for baking and snacking as well.

Black Tartarians are rapid growers, and give you cherries quicker than most other cherry trees. It's very important that you find cherry trees that are already "branched." This means that the nursery has already pruned its fruit trees back to encourage more branches to grow.

More branches mean:
• More cherries
• Earlier production
• Stronger limbs
• A healthier tree

Other nurseries don't bother with pruning back their cherry trees. Instead, they sell you a thin, long stem with no branches called "whips." These trees take several more years to give you cherries, and will produce far less fruit. We prune our trees a particular way so that they develop a branching structure. This usually takes an extra year, but you'll see a dramatic difference. This process also keeps the tree "dwarfed," which makes it produce all of its fruit at a safe height for picking.

Each tree will give you an abundance of cherries for each growing season. Be sure to order more than one cherry tree to ensure optimal pollination... more trees mean more cherries! Great for salads, pies, or fruit salads. So versatile… the possibilities are endless! Your cherries are ready for picking in June.

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, WA
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Tartarian Cherry Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Black Tartarian Cherry Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Black Tartarian Cherry Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I got one of these last fall. I got it with no limbs or leafs and not much of a root ball. I put it in a pot and it still looks the same one year later.
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December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
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Tree arrived in good condition and is doing good. No temporary shock after planting
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July 28, 2015
Caliente, NV, US
2 months ago
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Did not flower at all.
Planted two of these tree's last year. The tree's are planted about 8 feet apart. This spring, neither tree bloomed.
I'll wait until next year, if nothing happens, they will be in my burn pile. I think it pays to buy from your local nursery.
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July 24, 2015
Baldwinsville, NY, US
11 months ago
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it died
no warranty-shame on you
4 other fruit trees from 2 other suppliers are flourishing.
Only your tree died.
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July 26, 2015
3 months ago
Too late for last rites
We ordered three trees, two cherries and an apple, and they took a very long time to arrive. Upon opening the container, we were distraught because they all looked dead, with shriveled, crunchy leaves. The other Cherry now is simply a three-branched dry stick sticking out of the ground, but the Black Tartarian is a fighter and has put on a few leaves at the top of one branch only, but is still struggling, not giving up. Another Cherry, purchased locally and planted close by (yes, we maintained our spacing), is doing quite well, so we do not believe the problem is either the soil or the planting.
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July 27, 2015
3 months ago
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Not hardy at all.
Insects seem to love this tree because it's getting eaten alive and stripped down to the branches. No leaves left! Other types of trees right next to it are fine.
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July 24, 2015
4 months ago
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If I ony want one cherry tree, which is the best, since there won't be another for pollination?
How much difference willit make in fruit yuild?
thomas c on Mar 28, 2015
How much quicker will a 5-6 ft tree produce cherries over a 3-4 ft tree?
Robert B on Jan 12, 2015
do you have to have two trees to have cherries or can you just have one ?
BILLY h on Apr 9, 2015
Why do you not ship Cherry trees to California?
kathleenb on Jan 20, 2015
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When puchasing cherry trees you recommend purchasing more than one tree. Is it necessary that the second cherry tree be the same type? For example is it okay to purchase a bing cherry and a ranier cherry as the second or do they have to be the same type of cherry tree?
Gerry G on May 5, 2015
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will this tree produce fruit in daytona beach fla ?
Carlos R on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know that it will since cherry trees require a certain number of cold hours in the winter to produce fruit.
Reply (1) · Report · Daphne R on Jun 24, 2014
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Can I have this kind of plant as a patio plant and still bear fruits?
Rachel C on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Rachel,
I bought my cherry tree and love it. I live in Texas and did not know how it would do. I can not tell you about the tree being a patio plant and bear fruit. My tree arrived in great shape and was about 4' tall and very healthy. I know it will not bear fruit this year and I am waiting for next spring.
Reply · Report · Gala G on Jul 20, 2014
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Do the deer bother cherry trees?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, deers love eating the leaves of the tree. They were eating off a branch of leaves in front of me few days after we planted the tree on the ground. We ended up building a fence around the tree to keep the deers out.
Reply · Report · Chao-Wei C on Jul 14, 2014
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Have had it one year and is already blooming with flowers and leaves. Will I have cherries on it this year?
James B on Apr 21, 2015
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You have cherry tree 2-3 ft ?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: I did and it was growing beautifully before my daughter ran into it with the riding lawn mower:-)
Reply · Report · Ginger L on Aug 18, 2014
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When to plant this Black Tartarian
Cherry tree?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine within a couple of days of getting delivered. I would order as large as possible.
Reply · Report · Lee M on Jul 8, 2014
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can black tartarian cherry polinate with another black tartarian do I need a different kind of cherry tree to pollinate a black tartarian?
john boy on Jun 23, 2015
Best Answer: Either Should Work, As Long As They Bloom At The Same Time.
Reply · Report · Chrissy H on Jun 24, 2015
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what is difference between tartarian and montmorency?
George on May 30, 2015
Best Answer: I don't know. My tree never grew and I could not get the company to answer my request for a refund or a replacement. The other trees I received from this company were fine and are doing well (four in one Apple, and four in one mixed fruit).
Reply · Report · Alice J on May 30, 2015
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is july too late to plant 5 to 7 t cherry trees.and how long before they produce cherries?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: It probably depends on what area/climate zone you are in. I wouldn't say "too late", but I would not expect any fruit to appear this season. It can take a few years for the trees to fruit depending on a variety of factors, especially after the shock of transportation and replanting. By the second year they come back from the winter season stronger than the first year. Also what is NOT mentioned in the product description is that in order to pollinate and cause the fruit to form, it requires a second cherry tree AND it often has to be a different species. Bing requires Black Tartarion or similarly different type of cherry in order to achieve fruit formation...so by two and research the pollination match prior to ordering.
Good Luck!
Reply · Report · Sean D on Jul 9, 2014
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I have 2 black tartarian cherry trees we planted them 3 years ago we are very pleased with ordering them from you, this year we are seeing cherrys, but we noticed alot of aunts on the trees can you please tell me what to use or what i can do, thank you?
Patty S on Jun 18, 2015
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If you plant 2, do you still need another sweet cherry to pollinate?
Jody R on Jun 17, 2015
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I live in south Florida. I really want a cherry tree. Will this tree live here? Zip is 33067.
Lisa C on Jun 15, 2015
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I noticed you do not ship to California! Why so?
I live in the mountainous area, and the temperatures are identical to zone 5-8, rather then 9.
Is there a way to get the cherry tree in California?
Maksim S on May 7, 2015
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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