Growing Calendar for Cherry Stella - Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late May
Cherry Stella is a brilliant self-fertile variety, it is easy to grow and is very productive. The fruits are very large, dark red and exceptionally juicy and sweet with the typical sweet cherry flavour.
If you have only ever had cherries from a market stall or from the supermarket then you will be very pleased with the delicious flavour of fresh Stella cherries eaten straight from you tree.
This variety was one of the first of the modern self-fertile cherry types, introduced in the UK from Canada in the 1970s. Before this point the only way to grow cherries at your home was to plant two different varieties and dealing with the complications of cherry cross-pollination.
As these cherries are both self-fertile and also have very good flavour, this variety has very quickly become popular for being the ideal garden cherry tree. It can be grown very easily on its own.
There are a number of different self-fertile cherry varieties, but if you are looking to grow just one cherry tree that Stella is the variety for you.
It is actually a very good pollinator for other cherries including all of the traditional English cherries (many of these are not self-fertile and require complicated steps for pollination).
It is a good first choice if you want to add a number of cherry trees to you garden or orchard at a later date.
Flowering Group: FG4
Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 3m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
We may prune your tree before it arrives to your door. We do this to encourage your tree to branch freely which makes them better looking and more productive.
Growing nicely lots of young shoots
Looks healthy. Not too many buds but time will tell.
looks healthy with plenty of buds
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
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