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Sunburst

Sunburst

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)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourVigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit splittingSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed