Growth Facts

Blackgold® Cherry
Prunus avium "Blackgold®"
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Life is sweet with a Blackgold® Sweet Cherry Tree in your backyard. Instead of buying a few high-dollar supermarket cherries when cherry season comes around, you and your family will be able to indulge in a whole tree-full of these delicious morsels and snack to your hearts’ content. This is snacking you can feel good about, too. Cherries are low in calories, they’re a great source of vitamins A and C, and this dark red variety is especially rich in antioxidants, which are known anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting agents. Not just a fruit tree, the Blackgold® Sweet Cherry is a superfruit tree!

Growth Facts

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The Story

The Blackgold® Cherry Tree (a.k.a. ‘Ridgewood Cherry’) traces its origins to the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. In 1975, researchers there hybridized the Starks Gold Cherry with the Stella Sweet Cherry in hopes of producing a new tree with the best attributes of both parents. One feature they were looking for was late bloom time so that the blossoms would be more likely to avoid damaging frosts. Out of 433 seedlings, they found a tree that bloomed later than any other Sweet Cherry Tree on the market, and the new tree had many other fine qualities as well. Blackgold® Cherry was introduced by Cornell University in 2001.

The Details

The Scarlet Sentinel™ Apple Tree produces abundant annual crops of very large red dessert apples that are great for wholesome, fresh snacking right from the tree. Bred from McIntosh, Red Delicious, and an English Apple called Discovery, they have a sweet, mild flavor and are a delicious source of vitamin C as well as valuable antioxidants and fiber.

How to Grow

Growing the Scarlet Sentinel™ Columnar Apple Tree is easier than growing other Apple Trees, as there is no special pruning knowledge needed—you’ll simply need to thin the fruits a bit if you get an overabundance of them. Like other Apple Trees, you’ll want to plant Scarlet Sentinel™ in a site where it can bask in all-day sun and have well-drained soil at its feet. Air should be able to circulate freely all around, which will help to ward off diseases that can afflict Apple Trees. Proper irrigation, fertilization, and hygiene will also help to prevent problems. Although issues may still arise, our talented team of growers is on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can call on them anytime at

Size Guide

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Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

5-6' Tall. Grown and shipped in our #7 fruit tree container. You can expect fruiting in your very first year! Grower pruned for fruit production. The hard work has been done for you, time to enjoy.

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