Prunus aviumSummer. NY 13688 (Emperor Francis x Stella) NY Stn, 2001. Also known as Newfane.
From the breeding program in Geneva, NY, another highly admired all-around excellent sweet cherry for the Northeast. Light red-yellow fruit with good size, great flavor and heavy cropping. Sweet light-colored flesh. Bob Purvis called it “the Rainier of the North.” Disease and crack resistant. Self-pollinating. The first self-fertile light-fleshed cherry released commercially in the U.S. Z4. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Pollination varies among sweet cherries; see individual descriptions for pollination requirements. Plant 15–20' apart.