Compact 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 Compact Stella

A dark red, self fertile mid season cherry with high cropping potential.  Compact Stella grows reliable, heavy crops in most districts of New Zealand.  This is an acceptable export cherry but is also excellent in home gardens.  The compact form is subject to reversion.

  Origin: 1968, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada; Irradiated mutant of Stella.
  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: Large - reported as slightly larger than Stella
  Fruit Shape:

Cherry - Heart

  Skin Colour: Dark Red

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark Red
  Hardness: Reported as slightly harder than 'Stella'
  Flavour:

Excellent

  Stone:

Medium sized

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Rain tollerant
  Stem: Medium length and good thickness
  Storage: Good to very good

Tree

  Cropping: Precocious
  Blossom: White, mid-season, long bloom period
  Pollination: Self-fertile
  Vigour: Low
  Tree Habit/Form: Upright and with very short internodes

Notes

 

Compact Stella is an excellent home garden tree.  

Reversion to standard tree form occurs readily so strict pruning is required to maintain a compact form.  

Fruit size and stem quality of Compact Stella is superior to Standard Stella.

 

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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