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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

An easy-to-grow, mighty producer. This small tree produces one of the finest dessert cherries, with the darkest and most luscious juice of all pie cherries. Makes a beautiful patio fruit tree. Begins bearing at an early age. Originates from Louisiana, Missouri circa 1880. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late June. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June In Zone 5
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Husband and son love tart cherry pies. Tired of climbing really tall ladders to get to the cherries!
Sandra B on Apr 29, 2016
Husband wanted sour cherry tree, probably to feed neighborhood birds, if my past experience counts for anything.
Anna G on Apr 18, 2016
Husband and son love tart cherry pies. Tired of climbing really tall ladders to get to the cherries!
Sandra B on Apr 29, 2016
dwarf size and fruit ripens in late July
Kathleen M on Apr 20, 2016
Husband wanted sour cherry tree, probably to feed neighborhood birds, if my past experience counts for anything.
Anna G on Apr 18, 2016
Wanting fresh cherry pie.
Andy L on Apr 17, 2016
In Loving Memory of my two sons, Michael & Marlis Riley. They were both Murdered 11 months apart. Thank you, Marylene Riley
Marylene R on Apr 1, 2016
It was a Stark Bros exclusive and my North Star pie cherry tree died after only 3 years.
Derek H on Mar 2, 2016
dwarf size and fruit ripens in late July
Kathleen M on Apr 20, 2016
Wanting fresh cherry pie.
Andy L on Apr 17, 2016

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Just planted last fall
So far the tree looks like it has lived through the winter. Too early to tell yet but all my other stark trees are looking great!!! Only lost one tree out of 7 trees. Great service from stark bros. co.!!
March 10, 2016
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9 months ago
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