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Sunburst cherry

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

Sunburst cherry identification images

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USDA identification images for Sunburst

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 13 May 2017  Germany
      Hello to Canada, is this tree resistant against monilia laxa? Best regards, R. Opitz
    • 03 Mar 2012  MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom
      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

    Tree register

    United Kingdom


    • Species: Prunus avium - Sweet cherry
    • Originates from: Canada
    • Introduced: 1965
    • Developed by: Summerland Research Station
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2005-019


    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Best sellers
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Vigour: Vigorous
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Cherry universal pollinator: Yes


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Fruit splitting: Some resistance

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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