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Stardustâ„¢ Cherry on Gisela 5 (Spring 2021)


A self-fertile, white fleshed cherry with good crack resistance. Also known as 13N-07-70 .

This is the first self-fertile, white-fleshed cherry cultivar. A vigorous tree with a spreading habit, Stardust™ blooms about three days after Bing. It produces large, firm, orange-pink fruits with a cream background color. The cherries hold well to the stem and ripen about five days after Rainier (two weeks after Bing). The tree will will need at least two pickings. Stardust™ is self-fertile, making it a great option for the home grower who wants a Rainier style cherry without the need for a pollenizer. Growers report good winter hardiness and suitability for Great Lakes conditions. Stardust™ also shows good resistance to brown rot and bacterial canker.

Stardust™ is a cross of Stella and a breeding selection 2N-63-20 (Bing x Salmo), made by W.D. Lane in 1976 and selected in 1985. It was released in 2002.

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This is the first self-fertile, white-fleshed cherry cultivar. A vigorous tree with a spreading habit, Stardust™ blooms about three days after Bing. It produces large, firm, orange-pink fruits with a cream background color. The cherries hold well to the stem and ripen about five days after Rainier (two weeks after Bing). The tree will will need at least two pickings. Stardust™ is self-fertile, making it a great option for the home grower who wants a Rainier style cherry without the need for a pollenizer. Growers report good winter hardiness and suitability for Great Lakes conditions. Stardust™ also shows good resistance to brown rot and bacterial canker.

Stardust™ is a cross of Stella and a breeding selection 2N-63-20 (Bing x Salmo), made by W.D. Lane in 1976 and selected in 1985. It was released in 2002.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Cherry
Subcategory: Crack-Resistant, Sweet, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: 2N-63-20 (Bing x Salmo) x Stella
Origin: Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
Introduced in: 2002
Introduced by: W.D. Lane; Pacific Agri-Food Research Center

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Jul 04 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after Bing

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Gisela 5 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Canker of Stone Fruit: Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Stardustâ„¢ Cherry on Gisela 5. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Sweet cherries are not part of the search tool given various complexities. Learn more about Cherry pollination





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