Cherry, Stella Sweet
Prunus avium 'Stella'
3/8-1/2 inch stem diameter at sale, bare root plant
Sourced from NY
Sweet. Large red fruit.
Recommended Spacing (ft) 15 - 18 Mature Width (ft) 12 - 15 Mature Height (ft) 15 - 20 Annual Growth Rate (in) 12 Pollination Needs Self-fertile Bloom Time Spring Ripens/Harvest June to July Soil pH 6.3 - 7.2 Soil Type Loam Soil Moisture Well-drained Sun Preference Full Sun Taste Sweet Texture Firm
For fresh or frozen use. May also be dehydrated. Colors range from blackish purple to red to yellow. They are harvested between June and July.
The parent cross was performed in 1956 by K.O. Lapins at the Summerland Research Station in Summerland, British Columbia. Stella is a self-fertile cherry tree. It pollinates almost all except Bing.
Other Names: Lineage: Lambert x John Innes Seedling 2420.
- Do not fertilizer in Year 1
- Subsequent years: Fertilize once a year; apply about 3-6 weeks before bloom.
- Fertilizer: One lower in nitrogen, a 5-10-10 is sufficient
Disease: Moderately disease resistant. Susceptible to brown rot and bacterial canker
Pruning: Late Winter
Stella, a Self-Fruitful Sweet Cherry, Canadian Journal of Plant Science. For personal use only