Stella


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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 Stella

 

A dark red, self fertile mid season cherry with high cropping potential.

 

  Origin: 1968, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada
  Parentage: Lambert x John Innes seedling 2420
  Synonym
/Breeder Ref#:
2C-27-19 
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing minus 3 to 4 days 
  Fruit Size: Medium to large 
  Fruit Shape:

Heart

  Skin Colour: Dark red 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark red 
  Hardness: Firm 
  Flavour:

Excellent 

  Stone:

Medium sized 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Reasonably rain tolerant
  Stem: Medium length and thickness.  Compact form has a thicker stem 
  Storage: Good when correctly grown 

Tree

  Cropping: Reliable and precocious 
  Blossom: Mid season
  Pollination: Self fertile and a universal pollen donor
  Vigour: Slightly less than normal vigour due to heavy crop potential 
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading

Notes

 

Stella has an air pocket adjacent to the stone.
Stella was the standard export cherry in the 1990's.  
Currently out of favor due to lack of hardness.

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

cherry-Flat-Heart
Flat Heart
cherry-Heart
Heart
cherry-Kidney
Kidney
cherry-Long-Heart
Long Heart
cherry-Round
Round
 
 
 

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