BlackGold™ Cherry Tree

BlackGold™ originated around 2001 at Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experimental Station. It is a cross between ‘Stark Gold’ and ‘Stella’. It is self-fertile, with mid to late bloom season. The fruit has a heart shape with dark red skin and red flesh. It is moderately firm, sweet, and has good flavor. The fruit is moderately tolerant to cracking. The tree is productive, cold hardy and grows well in cold hardiness zones 4-7.

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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.