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Sunburst

Sunburst
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Sunburst is a good modern cherry variety, with soft flesh, and a good sweet mild cherry flavor. It is also easy to pick the fruit.

Prunus avium

Sunburst cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Gisela 5 rootstock
    Small size (2m-2.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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

History

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

Sunburst characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1-3 days
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Fruit splitting:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesWarm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Red