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Sweet Cherry
Prunus avium 'Black Tartarian'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: avium (AY-vee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Tartarian

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

North Fork, California

Salyer, California

Cole Camp, Missouri

Charlotte, North Carolina

Troy, Virginia

Wytheville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 12, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Black Tartarian is a hardy sweet cherry that is very popular in the home orchid. Fruit is small but much larger than the semi-wild Blackheart. It is one of the best pollinizers as most sweet cherries must have a second cultivar to bear fruit. It pairs beautifully with Bing.