‘Black Tabor’ originated as scion material sent from Israel to the Natural History Museum, Paris in 1967. It forms a small to medium-sized tree of moderate growth, with relatively large, sweet, fruits and has been commercially available in Europe since at least the early 1990s (Andrews, Feltwell & Lane 2012). Originally sent out as a named M. nigra selection, other authors have considered it to belong to ‘M. alba or a hybrid between M. alba and M. rubra’ (Andrews, Feltwell & Lane 2012); the latter option, M. alba × M. rubra, seems unlikely given what is known of its origin, and confusion between M. alba and M. nigra is also unlikely. Given the uncertainty we have opted to treat it as a stand alone cultivar.