How To Plant a Black Tartarian Cherry Tree

Overview

Planting a Black Tartarian cherry tree is a great idea for a home orchard. They fruit early, usually in late June, and they provide a bountiful harvest of sweet, dark cherries. Plus, the Black Tartarian cherry tree is small, only about 30 feet tall with a 15-foot spread, and it is hardy between zones 5 to 7. The Black Tartarian cherry tree needs at least 900 chill hours, though, in order to bear the most fruit.

Step 1

Choose a place in your yard for the Black Tartarian cherry tree. It will grow best in full sun. It likes sandy soil, but can handle any soil as long as it is well drained.

Step 2

Plant the Black Tartarian cherry tree in the spring after the last frost.

Step 3

Dig a hole for the Black Tartarian cherry tree. The hole should be 6 inches deeper than the root ball and 3 to 4 times as wide. Build a little mount of dirt inside the hole about 6 inches high and large enough to rest the root ball on.

Step 4

Place the Black Tartarian cherry tree on the mount inside the hole. Unwind the roots gently, but do not break or bend them. Spread them out in the hole as best you can.

Step 5

Fill the hole with soil and pat down firmly. Water the Black Tartarian cherry tree for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not over water your Black Tartarian cherry tree as root rot might occur.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel

References

  • Cherry, Black Tartarian
  • Black Tartarian Cherry
  • Plant Care Guides: Cherry

Who Can Help

  • Cherry Trees - hints on how to plant and grow them
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About this Author

Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance for over a year and her focus' are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Hollan taught English in Japan. She has a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.