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North Star cherry

A morello-type tart cherry developed specifically for growing in the colder zones of North America.

Visitor reviews

  • 30 Dec 2014  Nancy Reubert,  COLORADO, United States
    This tree does indeed survive the cold winter temperatures of Colorado's Front Range (Denver area), and blooms late to avoid spring frosts. I've had 2 of these trees; one was not long-lived. The flavor is not the best of the tart cherries. I always blended them with better tasting tart cherries. I will say the local robins and squirrels LOVE these cherries. Grow these if other cherries won't survive in your area, or if you need a robin deterrent for your other cherry trees.

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

2019 season

  • 20th May  2019  - tree owned by Wynne in River Falls, United States

2014 season

  • 2nd May  2014  - tree owned by Mike in , United States

2013 season

  • 11th April  2013  - tree owned by Mike in , United States

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  • Species: Prunus cerasus
  • Parentage: Related to the English Morello cherry
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2007


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-fertile


  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Leaf spot  - Some resistance

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