North Star cherry
North Star cherry identification images
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USDA identification images for North Star
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.
- 30 Dec 2014 Nancy ReubertCOLORADO, United StatesThis 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.
Spring blossom records for this variety
- Species: Prunus cerasus - Sour cherry
- Parentage: Related to the English Morello cherry
- Originates from: United States
- Introduced: 1950s
- Developed by: University of Minnesota
- Country of origin: United States
- Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
- Fruit colour: Red
- Flower colour: White
- Leaf colour: Green
- Annual cycle: Deciduous
- Picking season: Early
- Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style (apples): Sharper
- Cropping: Good
- Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
- Food uses: Culinary
- Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators
- Gardening skill: Average
- Flowering group: 3
- Pollinating others: Average
- Ploidy: Diploid
- Vigour: Weak growing
- Bearing regularity: Regular
- Climate suitability: Temperate climates
- Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
- Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
- Disease resistance: Good
- Canker: Some resistance
- Leaf spot: Some resistance
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