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Black Republican

The Black Republican cherry is a special heirloom variety, steeped in history and considered to be one of the finest flavored of all sweet cherries. The unique rich flavor of the Black Republican Cherry and the thick syrupy sweet flesh surprises most who are expecting a typical Bing Cherry Flavor. The unique rich flavor of the Black Republican Cherry and the thick syrupy sweet flesh surprises most who are expecting a typical Bing Cherry Flavor.
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Item #515.
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USDA ZONES: 6-9 Outdoors
 
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Black Republican requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Prunus avium ’Black Republican’

The Black Republican cherry is a special heirloom variety, steeped in history and considered to be one of the finest flavored of all sweet cherries. A parent of the popular Bing cherry but with its own unique taste and introduced by Seth Lewelling of the Willamette Valley Oregon in 1860 who was a Quaker and Abolitionist at the time. Lewelling named this Dark Red fruit Black Republican a political statement of the time. Honoring the members of the Republican party who opposed slavery. The unique rich flavor of the Black Republican Cherry and the thick syrupy sweet flesh surprises most who are expecting a typical Bing Cherry Flavor. The unique rich flavor of the Black Republican Cherry and the thick syrupy sweet flesh surprises most who are expecting a typical Bing Cherry Flavor.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Black/Red
Ripens:
June - July
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Black Republican can reach a height of 25 to 40 feet depending on how heavy you ground is. All fruit trees can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 30° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
None
Size & Spacing

Black Republican can reach a height of 25 to 40 feet depending on how heavy you ground is. All fruit trees can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning.

Plant 8 to 10 feet on center

Planting & Care
Plant in well draining soil, mound or create a raised bed 12-18 inches high in soils suspected of poor drainage, make sure to not overwater or keep too wet. If mounding it is best to mound to 18 to 24 inches above grade and plant directly into the mound. If building a raised bed make 12 to 18 inches tall and fill with native soil and plant directly into the bed. Position tree so it has access to at least 8 hours of direct sunlight favoring the morning sun, this will allow the leaves to dry off easily and quickly from nightly dews.
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