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Prunus Cultivar: Stella

Cultivar Name: Stella
Type Cherry
Synonyms 'Summerland 2C-27-19', '2C-27-19'
Patent Not Patented
Parentage Lambert x JI2420 (John Innes seedling 2420)
Species Prunus avium
Usage Scion
Fresh Market
Taste Sweet
Chill Requirement 400 chill hours required
S Genotype S3S4'
Yield High
Flesh Color black
Ripening time +1 weeks relative to Bing
Self Compatible Yes - Self Compatible
Pollinators The first self-fertile sweet cherry named. Good pollinator for other varieties/universal donor. Pollinates Bing, except in mild winter climates.
Description Orig. in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, Named in 1970 by K.O. Lapins, Canada Dept. of Agriculture, Res. Sta. Introd. in 1968. Cross made in 1956; selected in 1963; tested as 2C-27-19. The first self-fertile sweet cherry named. Fairly susceptible to cracking in the rain. Fruit: sweet, juicy, large;, heart-shaped, Lambert type; skin black, ; medium firm, relatively coarse; ripens first week in July at Summerland, mid June in Visalia, CA. Tree: upright; spreading ; vigorous' productive; moderately tender in tree and fruit buds; recommended for areas for areas with unfavorable conditions for cross-pollination, for home orchards, commercial orchards, and as a parent in breeding for self-fertility. Hardy in USDA Zones 5-9. Flowering group 4; Pollination Period III.


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