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Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Sunburst cherry trees

Prunus avium
Sunburst
Sunburst is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Sunburst is a large red mid-season cherry with a good sweet mild flavour, and notably easy to pick.

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 £56.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £51.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
    Please try next season
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £55.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG4Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree Colt rootstock £85.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Gisela 5 rootstock £38.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Colt rootstock £33.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree Colt rootstock £42.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year half-standard bare-root tree Colt rootstock £45.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Universal pollinatorYes
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Fruit splittingSome resistance

Identification

  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourRed

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