The variety of cherry Stella comes from Canada, research station of Summerland. Its origin is a cross of Lambert flowers with pollen from J.I.S. 2420. In the following article we talk about the characteristics of the variety Compact Stella, obtained by irradiation of Stella. Stella obtained in 1968 and Compact Stella (Stella radiated) in 1973.
Curiosities: It is the first known self-fertile cherry variety. Stella was used for a large number of crosses. They are Stella crosses and self-fertile varieties: Lapins, New Star, Samba, Sandon Rose, Santina, Sonata, Sunburst, Sumesi, etc …
Characteristics of the Stella Cherry variety
Flowering: The variety of cherry Stella is self-fertile. belongs to Group O (S3S4). It is a medium flowering variety (it flowers between April 1 and 7).
Maturation: Stella cherry, reaches maturity 19 days after Burlat. Therefore it is a cherry of medium maturation.
Productivity: Stella, is a variety with a very high productivity.
Vigor and carriage of the tree: Stella is a cherry tree of weak vigor and has the bearing open. Due to its size and vigor, dwarf rootstocks are not recommended and it is suitable for fertile lands.
Morphological characteristics of Stella Cherry
Size: When the harvest date is reached, the cherries are medium or thick. Stella cherries have a size of 27-28mm.
Form: Stella cherries have cordiform shape.
Skin color: The variety of Cherry Stella, has a beautiful maroon color at maturity. This color is very attractive in the Spanish market.
Pulp Color: Stella pulp, has Red color.
Taste: Stella have a scarce flavor.
Firmness: The Stella cherries are firm media.
Cracked resistance: Cherry variety Stella has good resistance to cracking, splitting or cracking.
Cracked area: Cracks or cracks in the apical or general cherry zone.
Length of the peduncle: The cherry Skeena, has a peduncle length media.
Does not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: It is a self-fertile variety, in fact the first of all. Very productive with good caliber.
Negative aspects: The taste is scarce.
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A significant part of the information, comes from Spanish research organizations. The behavior of cherry tree varieties may be different depending on the growing place.