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Sweet Cherry Black Star


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.

Introduced to the UK by Chris Bowers and a variety that has performed very well across the continent and with a complete set list of qualities that are ideal for the UK climate. Beautiful frost resistant pure white bee friendly blossom en masse setting a prolific crop of large lustrous black-red fruitd, inside ruby red and dripping with honeyed juice and sweetness .... the large fruits hang in clusters beneath the foliage canopy making them obligingly easy to harvest and also somewhat split resistant as they are largely sheltered from the rain. The flowers are self fertile and easily pollinated.

Growth is hardy, not overly vigorous and has performed well across all growing methods including dwarf tree, column and fan, Black Star is an ideal choice for any garden usage. With it's reliable growth, self fertile blossom, hardiness and gorgeous flavour this variety truly impresses and must be tried. Season mid-late normally ripening second half of July.

Available as small bush on Gisele 5 stock - ideal for container growing or the smaller garden/orchard - more vigorous Colt stock for a traditional larger growing tree - space saving super-column - and for fan training against that sunny wall. 

Sweet Cherry Black Star

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Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.