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North Star Pie Cherry Tree

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Buckets and buckets of cherries!

The sheer quantity of delectable tart cherries from just one tree will astonish you. The toothsome, firm fruit is ideal for your favorite sweet-treat recipes or for its antioxidant-loaded juice. The vase-shaped tree is strong and stable, and a showpiece in your yard—not to mention that it starts bearing fruit just a few years after it’s planted. Resistant to both leaf spot and brown rot, making this a low-maintenance fruit tree a joy to grow. Developed by the University of Minnesota, introduced in 1950. Cold-hardy. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating.


Bloom ColorWhite
Earliest Bloom PeriodMid-Late
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
TextureMedium firm
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear3-5
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Standard  4.5 – 5.5 m tall x 4.5 – 5.5 m wide (15 – 18′ tall x 15 – 18′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Standard 5.5 – 4.5 m (15 – 18′)

Ship Height

Standard, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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3 reviews for North Star Pie Cherry Tree


    Last year I purchased the Stark Brother’s North Star Pie Cherry tree. It thrived and then, to my initial horror, one of my neighbor’s huge evergreen trees fell into my garden, covering the young tree completely. I was sure the tree had met an untimely end. Nope, with removal of the evergreen right away, and stat TLC, the young tree recovered to fill with lovely leaves this Spring. Looks as though my North Star Pie Cherry tree will be with us for years to come, very pleased with my purchase.


    The North Star Pie Cherry tree arrived in good shape. It has been planted andit is doing great. It probably has grown at least 2-4 more inches since I planted it.Can’t wait for the fruit!

  3. Spencer Spencer

    My North Star pie cherry is one of my favorite trees. It is just ahead of my larger pie cherry trees. It makes a beautiful dark red cherry pie. I no longer like climbing a ladder so the North Star tree is a perfect size. I plan to buy more of them from Stark Brothers.

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