Compact Stella Cherry Tree
Compact Stella Cherry is a unique, self-fertile Cherry that should grow to only about 10-12 ft. in height. Compact Stella begins bearing within a year or two after planting and bears large, tasty, almost black fruit. As with all “self-fertile” stone fruits you should still plant 1 or more other types for increased pollination and fruit production.
One of our favorite fruits! Everyone loves ripe Cherries, especially sweet and delicious ones picked from your own tree. Enjoy Cherries fresh, dried, or frozen plus make delicious baked goods and juice. We offer the best varieties for the Northwest as well as for other regions of the U.S.
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Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Mazzard is a standard rootstock for sweet cherries. Vigorous, more tolerant of wet soils than Mahaleb (but good drainage still required). Resistant to root-knot nematodes and oak-root fungus.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 20° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Dark red, almost black
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 5-8