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We were pleased to be the first to introduce this superb new variety in 1988. The first ever sweet black cherry, that is self fertile and can be grown on its own with no other pollinator required, Sunburst is quite superb. The large, black, juicy fruits have a gorgeous flavour, and the crop is heavy. The growth habit is similar to Stella and makes a good, easy to manage tree. Ripening in early July, Sunburst really is going to be a superb variety for garden culture. Raised by the same research team as Stella, the first self fertile, dark red cherry Sunburst, with those luscious black fruits, is going to be even better. Perfect for the one tree garden. Very heavy cropping, good split resistance. Highly recommended.
Sunburst can be grown in all the usual ways, as a dwarf bush tree on Gisela 5 stock - ideal for the smaller garden border or in a 24" container. 'Colt' gives a more vigorous tree suited to larger lawn or orchard. Sunburst may be grown against a sunny wall and fan trained; or why not try a space-saving 'Supercolumn' tree which is happy with just 18" of space, in the garden border or container. You can make your selection of which Sunburst tree to grow from the drop-down menu, scroll down until you see the ideal tree for your garden
For an explanation of the various rootstocks and choices available click here