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Sunburst cherry

Last updated 02 Sep 2015.

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Current rating: 4.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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13 May 2017 
Hello to Canada, is this tree resistant against monilia laxa? Best regards, R. Opitz

03 Mar 2012 
I have 2 trees of this variety,1 of which gets approx 1hour more of sunlight due ti its situation facing directly south against the back of a shed. The flavours differ completely, the one in more sun is considerably sweeter yet the other has a more complex flavour

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Round. Firm, juicy, aromatic, very good flavour, Self fertile.


  • Species: Prunus avium
  • Originates from: Canada
  • Introduced: 1965
  • Developed by: Summerland Research Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1489
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2005-019


  • Fruit colour: Dark Red


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


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Precocity: Precocious


  • Fruit splitting  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

The following Sunburst trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United Kingdom

  • Alex in Scourie, SUTHERLAND
  • Toosie in Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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