Prunus avium 'Stella'
3/8-1/2 inch stem diameter at sale, bare root plant
Sourced from NY
Sweet. Red Fruit.
Sour cherries: Used for cooking, baking, juicing, and preserves. Can be frozen or dehydrated. Commonly known as pie cherries. They are tart with firm flesh. There are two kinds: Amarelle-type with yellow flesh and clear juices, and Morello-type with red flesh and red juices. They are harvested between June and August. Sour cherries are competing in the superfood market. This season, FCNRCD is offering Montmorency, an amarelle-type sour cherry.
Sweet cherries: 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.
Brining cherries: These are sweet cherries processed into maraschino through a brining process. Most common varieties cultivated for brining include Bind, Lambert, and Napoleon. FCNRCD is offering Emperor Francis, which is utilized in the northeast for brining.
Other Names: Lineage: Lambert x John Innes Seedling 2420.
Native to: 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.
Flower Color: white, blooms mid to late season
Fruit Color: Red
Fruit Size: Large
Harvest in: up to 7 years
Harvest Window: June
Mature yield: 30-50 quarts when mature
Mature height: 15-20 ft
Mature width: 12-15 ft
Growth Rate: about 1 ft per year
Light Requirements: At least 6 hours per day
Water Requirements: 1 gallon or 1 inch of rainfall per week
- 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
- Soil pH: 6.3-7.2
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