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CHERRY DOUBLE - Stella & Rainier

Prunus avium

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Superb line of trees with the dual combinations on the one tree, with one variety grafted above the other producing a tiered effect with even growth habit. Combinations are designed to meet all pollination issues and give extended fruiting times.

Stella: This prolific and regular bearer produces large sweet, dark red fruit and also happens to be a great pollinator. Ready mid season, fruit requires 700 chilling hours to set.

Rainier: Large, super sweet, white/yellow fruit with red blush and white flesh. Ripening early to mid season. Requires 700 chilling hours to set fruit.

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These two varieties have been specifically selected to be grown together so as to allow cross pollination within the same tree.

Cherries

SOIL

Prefers well drained soil, rich in potash and lime. 

PLANTING SITE

Warm, sunny, dry and sheltered site is best, protected from Spring frosts. Plant 4-5m apart from other large trees. 

CLIMATE

Cherries do best in areas with cold Winters, dry Springs and Summers. 

WATERING

Water well during the early stages, during long dry periods and when the fruit is developing.

PESTS & DISEASES

Cherries are particularly prone to bacterial canker, silver leaf disease and aphids.

PLANTING IDEAS

Stonefruit trees can be ‘espalier’ trained against a wall or fence in a fan shape. Cherries on dwarf rootstocks may be planted in containers. 

FRUIT

Fruit ripens from early to late Summer, depending on the variety.

POLLINATION

Some varieties are self fertile, while others require another variety for pollination.

TREE SIZE

Cherry trees can grow up to 7m tall.

RECOMMENDED PRUNING SYSTEM

Central leader or Vase shape. 

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