An 'orchard grade' is a tree that may be on the shorter side, may be crooked or with slight damage. These trees will still produce the very same fruit as a first or number 1 will. They may need to be staked and they do need regular watering, fertilizer and protection from weeds and hungry animals. All trees will benefit from pruning.
A popular Cornell University introduction known for its consistent heavy yield of large, dark, well flavoured fruit. Black Gold has good crack resistance and blooms very late making it extremely frost resistant. This exceptional sweet cherry is self fertile and also a good pollenizer, but not for early blooming varieties.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 4 | HARVEST: LATE JULY-EARLY AUG.