Name That Cherry Tree?

unknown cherry

Any ideas what this is?  I am in love with the clusters and I am so hopeful that one of you can share with me the exact variety, and then I can research it to discover that it will grow beautifully in my soon to be private orchard and grape co-op and that then I can go and find a beautiful specimen at a great price that can arrive just in time for spring planting.  It’s a whole line of dominoes that need to fall but If I can string it together, I just know I will have garden nirvana and ultimately (some day) ‘to-die-for’ boozy cherries in my pantry that I promise to share with whoever can identify it.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Naomi Goodman on February 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I bet the folks at Raintree Nursery would know!

  2. Naomi Goodman on February 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I bet the folks at Raintree Nursery would know!

  3. Alan Burke, asla on February 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    We are guessing Hartland or maybe Bing. Black Gold is a possibility but it’s not usually that productive….
    Best to ya.

  4. Alan Burke, asla on February 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Also this from our nsy front desk: “… some poss. choices if this tree is a sweet cherry and planted in western Washington – ‘Sam’ which is jet black, Van black shiny black fruit,Angela large black or maybe Vandalay large black. The Washington Fruit Grower Assoc. may also be a good contact as they do fruit tasting demo’s and ID’s of fruits thru the growing/fruiting season”.


  5. Anja on February 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Well it does look like a sweet cherry – and photoshop 🙂

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