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A guide to choosing the right size

Fruit trees for sale | Cherry Trees.

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Cherry fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to May.

Any Container grown fruit trees - Availability means available for supply now. 

How tall will my Cherry tree grow? 

Fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Cherries) see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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Gisela 5 - Rootstock for Cherry trees.
Dwarfing, Approximate height 2.5-3 metres when mature.

Colt - Rootstock for Cherry trees.
Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 3-4 metres when mature.

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and will have some side branches.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height.

Fan trained Cherry - Trees grow to an eventual height of around 2 m (7 ft). Although the shortest of all the forms, they will grow to a width of around 3 m and are really only a practical proposition when grown against a wall but please bear in mind that only Cherry Morello can be grown successfully on a north-facing wall or fence.  

 

situation

Plant trees or bushes in a sunny site with good air circulation and average to rich, well-drained soil. They prefer a soil pH of between 6.0 and 6.8 (slightly acidic).

Avoid low areas where frost and standing water can be a problem (especially for sweet types) or sites where cherries, peaches or plums have grown previously.

Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Cherry tree close by then select two varieties in the same group or the adjoining group ie group B and D will pollinate group C as will any others in group C. Some varieties are self fertile.

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £9.95 is for all single tree orders. £11.40 if more than one tree. £15.00 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is between 40.00 - £57.00 depending on the delivery location. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery. 

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Early Rivers

Cherry Fruit Trees | Pollination group A | Early Rivers Cherry Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Sweet Cherry Early Rivers fruit trees - This variety was introduced over 100 years ago. Early Rivers is a black cherry noted for both it's earliness and fruit size. The skin and flesh are very dark and the flavour is excellent. Cropping is both heavy and regular. Picking time for Early Rivers is around mid June. Early Rivers is not a self fertile cherry, a good pollinating patners would be Napoleon Bigarreau or Stella.

Size and shape of Early Rivers cherry trees for sale below.

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29 Mar 17 | Anne Dealy

Having shopped with Blackmoor in the past, I have now placed quite a few orders for fruit trees over recent months since moving house and they have all been excellent specimens, including this recent purchase of a cherry tree. Looking forward to when they all start fruiting!

16 Dec 15 | Dawnmarie

I love receiving a crate of Blackmoor trees as I know they will always exceed my expectations. Today is no exception. Thank you very much for my great Early Rivers!

29 Aug 14 | Nick Roberts

I was delighted when this tree arrived. It was such a lovely specimen, over last year and throughout this year it has made such a wonderful tree and fruit that I wanted another. Unfortunately you didn't have it in stock but as soon as I saw you had it back I just had to have it. Many thanks for such wonderful service and top quality fruit trees. Highly recommended A1+

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