Sunburst Sweet Cherry
Sunburst is an attractive, dark-fleshed sweet cherry that produces annual heavy crops. The researchers who released the variety describe it as “well suited for home gardeners because of consistent, high yields, large fruit size and resistance to rain splitting.”
Sunburst cherries ripen in the middle of sweet cherry season, and have good resistance to cracking – which occurs in some sweet cherries as they approach peak ripeness, and abundant rainfall can cause the skin to split, which opens them to infection.
Parentage: Same parentage as Lapins – both came from a cross between Stella and Van in 1965 at the Summerland research station in BC.
Rootstock: Krymsk 6.
Specialty Produce article on Sunburst cherries.
OMAFRA on Sweet and Tart Cherry Cultivars.