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Cherry, Stella Sweet

Cherry, Stella Sweet

Prunus avium 'Stella' 

Family: Rosaceae

3/8-1/2 inch stem diameter at sale, bare root plant

Sourced from NY


Sweet. Large red fruit.

  • General Information

    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


  • Description

    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

  • Resources

    Stella, a Self-Fruitful Sweet Cherry, Canadian Journal of Plant Science. For personal use only

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