Large-fruited, partially self-fertile, late-maturing heart-shaped sweet cherry with high market quality, excellent taste, resistant to brown rot (Monilinia laxa) and frost.
Crossing: Napoleon White x pollen mix of Valeriy Chkalov and Elton, breeders M.T. Oratovskiy and N.I. Turovcev, registered in year 1983
Vigour: on the rootstock Gisela 5, the cherry is just a small compact tree, reaches a maximum height of 2.5 - 3 m, does not take up much space and is suitable for small gardens. Crown round, moderately dense.
Blossom: partially self-fertile, need cross pollination with a different variety of sweet cherry. The flowers are partially resistant to late spring frosts.
Fruit: very large, weight 10 - 13 g, some up to 18 g, round to broadly round, attractive dark red to burgundy red, resistant to fruit cracking even in heavy rain and high humidity. Peel firm, thin, shiny. Fruits have a high market value and excellent transportability.
Pulp: firm, juicy, crispy, freestone. The pulp and juice are dark red to burgundy red.
Taste: excellent sweet and sour
Harvest season: late, ripening begins in the second decade of June, harvest time is long. The harvest takes place in several steps. With immediate freezing of the fruits after harvest, their shelf-life is 6 months, while they do not lose their quality and retain vitamins and nutrients.
Yeald: high and stable, on average 40 - 60 kg / tree. Start to full produce fruit in 4th year after planting, but a small quantity of fruits could appear even in second year.
Special notes: the variety is valuable because of its fruit quality, good health and resistance to frost. Has universal use. Suitable for organic or no-spray culture.