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Stella cherry

Last updated 17 Dec 2013.

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06 Jun 2017 
No I have not eaten one yet. I planted one three years ago and it has some fruit on it this year. It has been doing very well. I will let you know when I have tried a few.

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Heart-shaped. Fairly firm, good flavour, juicy, good quality. Stone small. Self-fertile.


  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Parentage: Lambert x self-fertile seedling of Emperor Francis x Napoleon
  • Originates from: Summerland Research Station, BC, Canada
  • Developed by: Dr Charles Lapins
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1277
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1987-131


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Cherry universal pollinator: Yes
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Precocity: Precocious


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM 1993


  • Brown rot  Monilinia fructigena  - Some susceptibility


  • Fruit splitting  - Some susceptibility

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

Offspring of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Stella development  2013
    Author: Good Fruit Grower - June 2013
    History of the development of Stella, the first self-fertile cherry.
  • Inbreeding, Coancestry, Founding Clones of Sweet Cherries in North America  2004
    Author: Choi and Kappel
  • Genetic analysis ... of sweet cherry cultivars ...  2002
    Author: Zhou et al
    Includes v.useful pedigree info for many Summerland varieties.

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

Fruit tree register

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

  • 2nd May  2013  - tree owned by Albany in CASTLETON, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • 3rd week June  2013  - tree owned by Gary in CHESANING, United States

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