Cherry - Black Boy

Prunus avium

Cherry Black Boy By JFT Nurseries [All Rights ReservedSupplier of] (Photo Credits)

A popular home garden variety. Fruit ripens in mid December. First fruit when plant is 3 years old. Requires a full sun position with protection from wind. Pollinator required with Stella. Black Boy produces bountiful dark red fruit, with a delicious flavour. Australia's favourite variety. High chill, requires a cool climate to perform.


Specifications of Cherry - Black Boy

Preferred Climate Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February

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Brian Burbage
6y ago

Inverleigh, VIC, Australia

Cherry - Black Boy

South of the Divide in Victoria Black Boy is ready to pick for Christmas. It is not the heaviest cropper but it has the best flavour of any cherry I have tasted.

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