Black Oliver cherry trees

Black Oliver cherry tree

Black Oliver is a traditional English mid-season black cherry, originating in the west Midlands.

Black Oliver cherry trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - F12/1 rootstock 23.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Black Oliver

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Fruit splitting: Very resistant?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Black
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Black Oliver

Black Oliver is in flowering group 3. Black Oliver is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other cherry trees.

How to grow Black Oliver cherry trees

Black Oliver has some resistance to canker, a common problem with traditional cherry varieties. The fruit is not prone to cracking.

Historical details

Herefordshire, early 20th century.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Black Oliver'