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Black Gold Cherry

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Original price $43.99 - Original price $53.99
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$43.99 - $53.99
Current price $43.99

Prunus avium 'Black Gold'

We love the flavor and productivity of this large, firm, deep red (almost black), disease-resistant sweet cherry. A delicious mid-season treasure, especially for our East Coast growers!

It is late blooming and self fertile so its sets a big crop where others fail. Moderately tolerant of rain at ripening time. From New York Fruit Testing.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height: 8' (Mini-Dwarf), 12' (Dwarf), 25' (Standard)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: July

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 5

Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: Gisela 3

Standard Rootstock: Mazzard

Read our Cherry Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Hi Will you have any standard BlackGold cherry trees available for spring 2023?

    Currently we are only carrying this variety on Gisela 5. That may change, but not at this time.

  • Will the Black Gold and Bing cherry pollinate each other?

    Yes, Black Gold is a reliable pollinizer for Bing!

  • Can Black Gold and Sweetheart cherry trees pollinate each other

    Yes they will cross polliante just fine

  • This tree is listed as hardy in zone 9 but another question about chill hours says it requires 800+. Zone 9 gets 1-300 chill hours so I'm not quite sure what to think?

    Those things are unrelated. USDA zones only refer to the coldest average winter temperatures and do not predict growing degree days or chilling hours.

  • Is this a true self-pollinator?

    If by "true" you mean it sets a full crop of cherries, yes.

  • Can these be planted in fall or only spring?

    They can be planting in fall, but are not shipped in the fall.

  • Is the Black Gold a good cross-pollinator for a Rainier cherry?

    Yes! They work great together.

  • how many chill hours does this required?

    Black Gold requires 800+ chill hours

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews

Doing amazing woke right up and seems to be loving their new home.

Jayalakshmi K.
Healthy and productive

I received and planted this tree in spring 2023. It has a good structure with a few primary branches when I received it that I tied down to create an open center. It leafed out well the first year and this year is covered with cherries! Excited for the harvest this year and even more fruit in the years to come.

Amy C.
Excellent beginning

I ordered the Black Gold mini dwarf on Gisela 3 rootstock and put it in the ground a few weeks ago. Amended the soil with biotone starter with mycorrhizae fungi and watered in with a rooting solution. Tree arrived in excellent shape, green leaf buds along a maiden sapling (no branches on arrival). Healthy, moist roots. Planting area is slightly above grade. Planted just before a lengthy period of fairly regular rainfall. Tree has leafed out beautifully and appears to be starting to branch a bit. Very pleased with its start!

Debra M.
Great tree!

Great service and education.

Kathleen K.

Arrived on time and well-packaged. Thorough and easy to follow planting directions. Loved that it was packed with recyclable materials!!