Cherry Tree ‘North Star’: First Fruit

North Star Cherry Tree Fruit

Cherry Tree ‘North Star’ First Year for Fruit 2014

The ‘North Star’ Cherry Tree produced its first fruit this year. This is worth celebrating!  It is normally a 3-5 year wait for tart cherries, and a 4-7 year wait for sweet cherries. This is a self-pollinating tart cherry used in baking pies. But the orchard also has a sweet cherry that has not begun to fruit yet.

The orchard was planted in 2012 and we already had apples to give to the Caring Hands Food Pantry last year.

The orchard consists of fruit trees that will work well in a home garden environment. If you are considering adding a fruit tree to your kitchen garden, stop by and see them in person.

Orchard Plant List

Apple     Malus sp. ‘Braeburn’

  • Needs a pollinator
  • Hardy, zones 5-8
  • Fruit ripens in late October

Apple     Malus sp. ‘Gala’

  • Needs a pollinator
  • Hardy, zones 5-8
  • Fruit ripens in late August / early September

Apple     Malus sp. ‘Honeycrisp’

  • Needs a pollinator
  • Hardy, zones 3-6
  • Fruit ripens in early September

Cherry     Prunus sp. ‘North Star’

  • Tart cherry for pie baking
  • Self pollinating
  • Hardy, zones 4-8
  • Fruit ripens mid-June
  • Bears fruit around 3 years after planting

Cherry     Prunus sp. ‘Van’

  • Sweet cherry
  • Needs a sweet cherry pollinator
  • Hardy, zones 5-8
  • Fruit ripens in June

Pear     Pyrus sp. ‘Anjou’

  • Needs a pollinator
  • Hardy, zones 5-8
  • Fruit ripens in late September

Pear     Pyrus sp. ‘Bartlett’

  • Needs a pollinator
  • Hardy, zones 5-8
  • Fruit ripens in late August

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