Stella is a self-fruitful cherry with rich, juicy, dark red fruit, similar to its Lambert parent. Stella cherries are one of our favorites for homes and small orchards. Ripens after Rainier. Hardy, vigorous tree pollinizes all other sweet cherries.
Growing Considerations for Stella Cherry
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollinate with one of the following: Self-Fertile does not require another tree for pollination
Mature Size: 12-16 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Ripens: Mid to late June
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Soil Requirement: Soil must drain quickly for sweet cherries
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Whip (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our Cherry trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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