USDA Organic North Star Cherry
USDA Organic North Star Cherry
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USDA Organic North Star Cherry

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Tasty USDA Organic North Star Cherry

  • Deliciously Sour Fruit--perfect For Baking
  • Low Maintenance
  • Produces Large Harvest

All work and no play isn't much fun, but a little work with a lot of fruit, is a much better deal. The USDA Organic North Star Cherry (Prunus cerasus 'North Star') is a deliciously sour dwarf variety that consistently produces large crops with very little maintenance. So, with just a little work, you will be enjoying abundant crops of juicy cherries all season and beyond from this petite tree.

Your USDA Organic North Star Cherry produces bright to slightly darker red fruit that resists cracking in the early to mid-summer months. You don't have to pick the cherries all at once, though, because they will stay fresh on the tree for a while after they ripen. This will give you plenty of time to eat all you want plucked fresh from the branch. Or you can gather and bake your favorite cherry pastries like cherry turnovers, or you can turn these plump berries into rich and delicious jam or dry for snacks for the coming months.

There are few sights more beautiful in spring than a backyard full of cherry blossoms. Luckily, your USDA Organic North Star Cherry produces a profuse number of blooms and will turn the tree snowy white, but be on the watch for frost, because these blossoms can be easily damaged. Bees and other pollinators will seek out your tree and start pollinating once spring hits, but even though this variety will self-pollinate, you can increase your harvest by giving it a pollination partner, so think about buying two. That will give you more than twice the crop.

If you would like a smaller tree, the USDA Organic North Star Cherry is the one to pick. It grows at a moderate rate, and you can plant it as an ornamental and enjoy its fragrant blossoms and its deep green foliage.

This variety winters well, and will be giving you cherries to munch on sooner than you thought possible. It is disease resistant, so it will give you a consistent crop, year after year, without a lot of spraying.

enjoy all the sun it can get. Try to plant it in rich, fertile soil, but if yours lacks humus, it will still do well. You can enrich your soil by adding mulch, manure, leaves and grass clippings. This variety has an average need for water, so water it weekly, but just a bit more when the weather is hot and dry.

Don't wait too long to order your USDA Organic North Star Cherry because the supply isn't infinite. Get yours in the ground and soon you will be the envy of your neighbors.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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USDA Organic North Star Cherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus cerasus 'North Star'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant No