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Prunus Cultivar: Black Tartarian

Cultivar Name: Black Tartarian
Type Cherry
Synonyms 'Black Tartan', 'Black Tart', 'Circassian', 'Circassian Black', 'Ronald’s Large Black Heart', 'Ronald's Heart', Fraser's Black Tartarian', 'Black Circassian', 'Tartarian'
Patent Not Patented
Species Prunus avium
Usage Scion
Fresh Market
Taste Sweet
Chill Requirement 700 chill hours required
Bloom Time -3 days relative to Bing
S Genotype S1S2
Yield High
Flesh Color dark red
Pit Freestone
Ripening time -2 weeks relative to Bing
Self Compatible No - Not Self Compatible
Pollinators Bing, Royal Ann, Stella, Van. Is in Pollination Group 'A'. Is the best pollinator for other dark sweet cherries.
Description Was first introduced to England from Circassia, Russia in the late 1700s by a man named Hugh Ronalds. Originally called Ronald’s Large Black Heart, the dark, sweet cherries came to the US in the early 1800s and has been popular with gardeners ever since. It was first introduced into America by William Prince of Flushing, N.Y., early in the nineteenth century. It is probably the most widely disseminated sweet-cherry cultivar in the world. Black Tartarian cherries grow best in moderate temperatures. It is an heirloom cultivar. It is in Pollination Period I. A small-medium heart shaped almost black fruit that is very soft with sweet, rich juicy flesh. This remarkably vigorous tree is an erect grower and immense bearer. Mainly used as a pollinizer for most cultivars. Excellent for home orchard. Old trees generally show canker, but vigor enables them to go on producing full crops. Cold hardy to U.S.D.A. Zones 5-7.


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