How To Plant Black Tartarian Cherry Trees

Overview

Black tartarian cherry trees are a sweet cherry tree that bears fruit in late June. These trees look lovely in the spring with their branches full of delicate white flowers and they have a dark and delicious cherry that is good for eating fresh or cooking with. They require about 900 chill hours (ref 1) to produce the best crop, which means they do best in zones 5 through 7, as they need a cold winter. If you live in the correct zones, planting black tartarian cherry trees is pretty easy.

Step 1

Choose a spot to plant your black tartarian cherry trees. Black tartarian cherry trees like full sun and sandy soil that is well drained. If your soil is clay like add sand and compost to increase drainage.

Step 2

Plant black tartarian cherry trees in the spring after the last frost.

Step 3

Dig a hole for the black tartarian cherry trees. Space each tree about 30 to 50 feet from each other. Dig a hole deep enough for the root ball, about 3 feet deep and 3 feet wide.

Step 4

Place the black tartarian cherry trees in the holes. Fill the holes with soil half way. Fill the hole with water and allow the water to soak in, then finish filling the hole with soil. Pat down the soil firmly.

Step 5

Water your black tartarian cherry trees regularly, about once every two weeks for 10 minutes a watering. Water more during dry spells.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not plant planting black tartarian cherry trees in a low-lying area as the frost might kill it. Try planting it on raised ground to increase drainage instead.

Things You'll Need

  • Spade
  • Well drained soil

References

  • Black Tartarian Cherry
  • Cherry, Black Tartarian Prunus avium
  • Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

Who Can Help

  • Cherries
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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer and contributing editor for many online publications. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.