Black York® Cherry Tree

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Mid-season Black York® Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium 'Black York') trees were introduced by Cornell University growing programs as an excellent choice for Eastern growers. Cold-hardy, rain-tolerant, split-resistant...Black York is also vigorous enough to withstand mechanical harvesting.

These succulent cherries are dark red and plenty sweet enough to satisfy even the pickiest child. Enjoy them for fresh eating, U-pick operations or in canning or freezing applications to appreciate their delicious taste at a later date.

Planting and Application:

Known as the "Eastern Bing", Black York Sweet Cherry trees are a great addition to backyard orchards. They feature a reliable crop every year, and also act as an effective pollination partner for Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry trees.

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  • Use Sweet Cherry trees as a backdrop for larger landscapes. Study the Plant Highlights to determine the mature height and spread; then allow 5 - 10 feet for harvest equipment.
  • Prune them to a central leader, working to develop a scaffolding framework over the first several years in the ground. They can be pruned for size control in summer, if you prefer harvesting without ladders.
  • Grow several Sweet Cherry trees from NatureHills.com in a hedgerow planting. Space them seven feet apart on center and prune to develop a high-density planting with plenty of air circulation through the shared canopy.
  • WIth good pitting efficiencies, Black York cherries are easily prepped for storage. Firm flesh stands up to freezing.
  • Black York was originally named NY 1725, so you may hear that name in reference to this cultivar. It's been field-tested to show good resistance to both bacterial canker and fruit splitting in rainy weather.

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Sweet Cherry trees perform best in well-drained soil, with good air circulation and at least six hours of full sun. Maximize your investment with the symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster formula added to your planting hole for life-long support of the tiny feeder roots.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Black York® Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus avium 'Black York'
Type Deciduous
Size Semi Dwarf
Rootstock MAZZARD (Not SD)
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Mid-Season
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes