Unique interspecific Sweet Cherry x Sour Cherry hybrid. The magnificent fruits are as big as the largest cherries. The taste is fine without excessive acidity.
Parents: elite form D 38-31 (sour cherry Nord Star x sweet cherry Valery Chkalov) x free pollination, breeder Lilia Ivanovna Taranenko
Picking season: mid June
Fruit size: very large, 10-12g, some fruits 15g
Fruit colour: dark reddish black when the fully ripe, semi-firm, dark red pulp
Vigour: medium, the tree is small
Growth habit: half upright
Start to bear fruit: early
Bearing regularity: regular
Self-fertility: partially self-fertile but produce larger harvests when planted with another variety
Blossom frost-resistance: some resistance
Cold hardiness: very good
Suitable for organic or no-spray culture: yes
General disease-resistance: very good
Interspecific crosses are a valuable possibility to enlarge the gene pool in cherry breeding and to insert new characteristics in cherry. The main goals in sweet and sour cherry breeding are fruit quality, resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, stable fruit set and resistance to cherry leaf spot, Blumeriella jaapii.