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Black Oliver

Black Oliver is a an English mid-season black cherry. The cherries have a dark red flesh and a good flavour.

Prunus avium

Black Oliver cherry trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    F12/1 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

Black Oliver is fairly easy to grow, but like most English cherries it is not self-fertile and will need another compatible pollinator. The best partners are the Canadian self-fertile varieties such as Stella, Sunburst, Lapins, and Sweetheart. The traditional Morello culinary cherry is also compatible.

Black Oliver is reasonably disease-resistant and generally doesn't suffer from rain-induced fruit splitting. The tree is a fairly vigorous grower.

Black Oliver characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Fruit splittingVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • Fruit sizeAverage