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Cherry: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

Botanical name: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

Common name: sour cherry

also known as (dwarf cherry, tart cherry, pie cherry, double wild dwarf cherry, morello cherry, amarelle cherry)

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 4a thru 9b

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Cherry: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'"

This dwarf cherry 'North Star' is so hardy it will succeed farther north than any other cherry. It is a cross between a very hardy Siberian cherry and the well-known English morello cherry. The fruit is large to very large and a clear bright red, with tender skin and a rich full flavor. Makes delicious pies. The original tree growing near Minneapolis has never failed to bear from the time it was planted some years ago. It is self-fruitful and very hardy. No injury was observed and it produced a full crop after 25° below 0. Ripens from mid to late July. Though the original tree is little more than 6 feet tall, it has always produced a heavy crop of top quality fruit. Plant 10 feet apart. Mature height of 8-10 feet. Will grow in most soils except for heavy, clay soil. Well drained soil is required. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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