Stardust® (13NO770)

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McGrath Nurseries Ltd have used their best endeavours to ensure this chart is accurate, however, it should be used as a guide only.

We do not accept any responsibility for harm, loss or damage caused or resulting from your use or reliance on any of the information contained in this chart in the event that any of that information is inaccurate or incomplete. Maturity information on some new varieties has been based totally on overseas data, not local experience and therefore may not be accurate.

We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart and rely on your own inquiries in relation to any district performance relative to the standard timings indicated.

NewZealand-CentralOtago

Maturity based on Alexandra in Central Otago

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Cherry. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Alexandra in Central Otago. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Marlborough -10 days
  • Havelock = -16 days
  • Hastings = -18 days
  • Twyford -22 days
NOTE: We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart... See our Maturity Disclaimer

icon-cherry Stardust®

 

Stardust® is a productive, large sized mid late, white fleshed cherry.  It has a good percentage of blush and far better handling characteristics than Rainier.

 

  Origin: Dr. D. Lane, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada, 1985
  Parentage: 2N-63-20 x Stella
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: 13N-07-70 
  Protection & Royalties:

® Registered Trademark - Royalty payable. Non-Propagation Agreement Required

  Exclusivity: icon-green Available only from and exclusively licensed to McGrath Nurseries Ltd in New Zealand

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing plus 9-12 days
  Fruit Size: Large, 11.5g average 
  Fruit Shape:

Flat Heart

  Skin Colour: Bright light red blush over yellow background 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Cream 
  Hardness: Very firm 
  Flavour:

Sweet and mild with a very high quality 

  Stone:

Medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Moderately resistant 
  Stem: Short thick stem 
  Storage: Very good 

Tree

  Cropping: Excellent cropper 
  Blossom: White and mid season
  Pollination: Self fertile
  Vigour: Medium to strong 
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading

Notes

 

Needs exposure to sun to develop full quality.
Significantly less bruising than Rainier.
May require colour harvesting under New Zealand conditions. 

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
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Heart
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Kidney
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Long Heart
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Round
 
 
 

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