Stella cherry trees are self-fruitful cherries with rich, juicy, dark red fruit, similar to its Lambert parent. Stella cherry tree is a sweet cherry cultivar that is widely grown for its large, juicy, and sweet cherries. It is a hybrid variety that was created by crossing two other cherry species, Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus. They have a rounded, upright habit and are covered in dark green leaves. In spring, they produce large clusters of white or pale pink flowers, which are followed by large, dark red cherries in summer. Stella cherries are sweet, juicy, and firm, and are often eaten fresh or used in baking, canning, and other culinary applications. They are considered one of the most popular sweet cherry varieties due to their taste and versatility. Stella cherries are one of our favorites for homes and small orchards. The Stella cherry tree is hardy, vigorous tree that will pollinize all other sweet cherries. Did we mention it's self-fertile and does not require another tree for pollination? Please see below for further information on our Stella cherry trees for sale. **If sold out, please see our smaller, 1-year Stellas.
Considerations for Stella Cherry
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: A few weeks
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.