Description of Stella Trees & Cherries:
The all time favourite sweet cherry tree, Stella cherries are big, dark red and delicious.
The only thing you can say against it is that it is too popular - most supermarket cherries are Stellas. But when you grow them at home, you can pick them at the perfect time - they'll be much better than the ones in the shops.
Stella is a spreading tree, suitable for growing in the North & Scotland.
Characteristics of Stella Trees:
Pollination Partners for Stella Cherries:
Stella will make fruit all by itself.
It is in pollination group D & makes a good pollinator for most cherry trees that we grow: any tree in group C,D or E of the cherry tree pollination table.
Our Stella cherry trees are all grown on "Colt" rootstocks.
Maximum height 4 metres.
Growing Stella Cherry Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good.
The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.
Cherry trees are targets for birds, so netting them is a good idea.
Only prune cherries in summer.
Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.
History & Parentage of Stella:
Bred in Canada in 1968, Stella was the first of the modern, self fertile cherry trees.