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Sunburst cherry trees

Prunus avium
Sunburst is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid mid / late July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Sunburst is a good modern self-fertile cherry variety, with delicate flesh, and a good sweet mild cherry flavour. It is also easy to pick the large fruits.

It can be considered an improved version of the popular Stella cherry, to which it is closely related and shares many of its good qualities.

Sunburst is a good pollinator for many other sweet cherry varieties.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Sunburst organic cherry trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on Gisela 5 rootstock24.00€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Gisela 6 rootstock24.00€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Mazzard Alkavo rootstock22.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

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


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



Sunburst characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Picking seasonMid - mid / late July
  • Season of use1-3 days - in a fridge
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Fruit splittingSome resistance
  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourRed