All fruit trees certified virus free with a FREE FRUIT TREE WARRANTY. Most are UK seeds/grown with up to 4 years root and 2 years tree growth or more. Smaller rootstocks can bear fruit the first year. Looking to buy several fruit trees? Click here for our FREE FRUIT TREE OFFER. All basic pruning requirements completed before delivery.
Stella Star Gage Tree. Click the link for Bare Root Stella Star Gage Tree
The Stella Star was introduced by the late (as in no longer with us, not someone who is averse to punctuality) Hector Harrison. It is not an intense Gage flavour but is still a good eating or cooking Gage that will fruit in early August. It has similar characteristics to certain groups of nomadic/homeless/travellers in that it is (re)productive from a very early age.
It may share DNA with Superman because it is considered disease resistant when compared to other Gage trees. Now if you happen to visit the World wide centre for Gage tree disease research and you accidentally leave your Gage tree in the research lab, we are not saying you are 100% safe.
It is listed as being suitable for planting across the UK,.....HOWEVER....some locations will be detrimental to it e.g. Light House window boxes and coal mine orchards.
The Stella Star Gage tree will also attract wildlife to your garden, the David Attenborough sort, not the down town 2 am type.
Month of Picking: Late-August
Type of Gage: Eating
Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This gage is self-fertile so there is no need for another gage for pollination
This gage is in flowering period is C3 so if you have another gage tree that is not self-fertile, it will pollinate it so long as it is in flowering groups C2,C3 or C4.
Quick Fruit Tree Links
Take a look at our TOP SELLING FRUIT TREES, Wet ground issues then choose a PEAR TREE first, followed by APPLE TREES. For more information on pollination please look at POLLINATION EXPLAINED or choosing the CORRECT POLLINATION PARTNER
Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Growing Our Trees In The UK
To date, we have checked the passports of our trees and none seem to have sneaked off for non UK holidays so all are UK grown.
Important Gage Fruit Tree information
All our containerised Gage fruit trees (those that come in pots) can be planted ALL YEAR ROUND (except in frost) but do not leave them outside in their containers over winter (October to March) as it may kill the Gage Tree. If you want to keep them in the their pot or container, during winter move them to a heated conservatory or greenhouse.
Gage Tree Root stocks explained
A Gage tree rootstock is made up of several parts.
7L, 10.5L or 12L refers to the size of the pot it is delivered in, given in litres. These trees are at least 2 years old.
Bush and Half Standard refers to the shape. A Gage bush will have branches coming out from the bottom or near the bottom of the tree whereas a Half Standard has had most of them trimmed off to give it more of a tree shape, a bit like a lillipop.
St Julien A or Pixy is the mature height of the tree. St Julien A is 3.6 metres approximately and Pixy is 3.0 metres.
Bare Root. These are cheaper than containerised trees as they come without the earth and pot around the roots. Only available from November through to March.
Maiden. These trees are 1 year old and have generally not had much done to them e.g. shaping. Ideal for fan training or any other form you choose. These can come in bare root options or containerised (usually 3 or 7 litre pots)