BlackPearl is an early, dark cherry with exceptional firmness, flavor, and storability. It ripens eight to ten days before Bing, with Rynbrandt and Chelan. It is firm and crunchy, averaging 9-gram fruits with 20% sugar. The fruit has an extremely low incidence of cracking and the tree is hardy, upright, vigorous, and productive. By far the best dark cherry in the early season! An International Plant Management Variety.
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes.