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Cherry 'North Star Sour'

Dave Wilson Nursery®
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Large, bright red, firm, meaty and tart cherries decorate this self-fruiting tree in late spring. Naturally dwarf size ensures easy harvest, and does not require a pollenizer. Fruit is traditionally in cobblers and pie. 

Dwarf tree grown on Mahaleb rootstock. Can be maintained at 6-8' with summer pruning.

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  • Landscape Size: 8'-10' tall, 8'-10' width 
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 1-9, 14-17
  • Growth Habit: Columnar
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Attracts Birds, Edible Fruit

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

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Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers enriched soil with good drainage. Establish good structure when young and keep pruned. In summer, prune to keep tree to a manageable size. Estimated chilling time of 500 hours below 45°F.greenall-firmulch,redrooster-pruninglopper-20in,ebstone-surestart,treestakes2x8kit,bonide-pruningsealerbrushtop