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Black Oliver

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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 24.45
    F12/1 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1-3 days
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Fruit splitting:Very resistant
    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1900 - 1949
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Black
    • Fruit size:Average