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American Pomological Society

Volume 24 Number 1 Article 12 Pages: 19-20
Year 1970 Month 1
Title: The Stella Cherry
Author: K.O. Lapins
Stella is the first self-fertile sweet cherry named. It resulted from the program initiated by Dr. D. Lewis and L.K. Crowe at the John Innes Institute, England, about 25 years ago. (1, 2). The first stage of the program resulted in three self-fertile cherries, numbered as John Innes seedlings.' These have been used in crosses with high quality parents at Summerland and elsewhere. One Summerland cross, Lambert x John Innes Seedling 2420, produced the Stella variety. The cross was made in 1956 and the selection made in 1964; it was tested under the selection number 2C-27-19.

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