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Sunburst cherry trees

Prunus avium
Sunburst

Sunburst is a good modern self-fertile cherry variety, with delicate flesh, and a good sweet mild cherry flavour. It is also easy to pick the large fruits.

It can be considered an improved version of the popular Stella cherry, to which it is closely related and shares many of its good qualities.

Sunburst cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree Gisela 5 rootstock £43.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £46.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG4Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £61.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £24.45
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Colt rootstock £21.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree Colt rootstock £31.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year half-standard bare-root tree Colt rootstock £36.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Sunburst is a precocious cherry variety, and starts bearing fruit within 2-4 years.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Sunburst was developed by the Summerland research station in British Columbia, Canada and released in 1965. It is a cross between Van and Stella.

 

 

Sunburst characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • Food usesEating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourVigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • Fruit splittingSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourRed