2 March 2016
Chris brings a cherry tree...
A present from Chris - a Stella cherry. This is what Thompson & Morgan has to say about it:
Britain's best known dessert cherry that reliably produces firm, dark red fleshed fruits with the sweetest flavour, that can be harvested from mid July to August.
A Canadian bred variety, Cherry 'Stella' makes an attractive tree both in flower or when laden with fruit.
Grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock, to produce a compact, productive cherry tree with good sized fruits. This cherry is well suited to growing in small spaces and 60cm (2') diameter containers, or trained against a wall. 'Stella' is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Height and spread: 2.5m (8') Rootstock: Gisella® 6.
We've planted it in the same hedge line as 'Mrs. Carwood's' wild cherry in the vain hopes that any thieving birds will prefer the wild variety - I did say vain hope! Chris expects to actually taste some of these as he missed out on his walnuts! One aspect we don't have to worry about here is pollination. It's an advantage being surrounded by an orchard on three sides and this new little cherry makes 3 in our garden.