Starblush cherry

Starblush cherry, Starblush cherry variety, cherry half season, bicolor cherryStarblush cherry is a variety obtained by the Summerland research station, located in Canada.

His study number is 17 73 CS.

The registration application was approved in 2016 under the name SPC 207. Patent rights are valid until 2046.

Curiosities: The commercial name of this cherry varietyStarblush” is fruit of the union of the English words Star and Blush, which translated into Spanish mean something like blushing star.

Being a recently introduced cherry variety, it has not yet been possible to study in detail its behavior in Spain. Nursery Ebro and nursery Mariano Soria have multiplication permits on this variety in Spain.

Characteristics of the Starblush cherry variety

Flowering: The variety of Starblush cherry is a variety self-fertile. It has the S3 and S4 ’alleles. It is a late flowering variety (second week of April).

Maturation: Starblush, matures 19 days after Burlat. Therefore, it is a cherry variety of medium ripening. Maturation on a date similar to Rainier, 2-3 days before Royal Ann.

Productivity: The Starblush cherry tree, has a good-very good productivity. On the other hand, it is considered a variety of cherry very early.

Vigor and bearing of the tree: Starblush has a high vigor. With a semi-upright bearing.

Morphological characteristics of the Starblush Cherry

Size: Starblush cherry can get a thick-very thick size at maturity. With important gauges of 30 mm.

Shape: The cherry variety Starblush has a heart-shaped shape. Commercially attractive appearance.

Skin color: Starblush, is harvested when the cherry is color red on cream. The European market has a preference for dark red cherry varieties, however, in China these bicolor cherries are highly appreciated. Its most common use is usually the food industry.

Pulp color: The pulp of the cherry Starblush, is color cream white.

Taste: The variety Starblush, has a good taste. 14/16 ° Brix.

Firmness: Starblush has good firmness. It manages to remain firm and looks good after 14 days in a cold room (3-6 ºC).

Cracking resistance: The Starblush variety has good cracking resistance.

Cracking zone.

Peduncle length.

Do not release the peduncle.

Positive aspects: early, productive, large size, good cracking resistance, appreciated by the industry.

Negative aspects: Low demand for consumer sales in Spain and other European countries. Like other new cherry varieties . At present, information about its cultivation in Spain is practically non-existent.


The usual characteristics of any variety of cherry trees can undergo important changes related to the place and form of cultivation. Type of soil, collection date, rootstock, treatments, weather, altitude, tree load, pruning, subscribers, viruses, fungi, bacteria or other pathologies, plantation framework, etc.

It is essential to study the existing cherry varieties and their behavior in our cultivation area. Also is important seeking the advice of farmers, engineers, technicians and professionals in the sector is essential to make a successful one.

A significant part of the information, has been disclosed by Spanish research organizations. The behavior of cherry tree varieties may be different depending on the growing place.

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