North Star Pie Cherry

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Species Information

There are more than 270 varities of sour cherry in the world. They are native to the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.

This cherry tree is a sturdy, vase-shaped tree. This variety is disease-resistant to brown rot and leaf spot.

The North Star Pie Cherry was developed by the University of Minnesota and introuced in 1950. This tree has white flowers and is self pollinating. Cherries are known for their antioxidant properties.

Production Notes

This tree takes between three to five years to bear fruit from the time it’s planted. It usually reaches a height of 6 to 8 feet.

The medium sized fruit has dark red skin and yellow to dark red flesh. from this tree are deliciously tart cherries that are perfect for a number of recipes.

Matures in late June or July