Sweet Cherry x Sour Cherry hybrid. 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 brown rot and cherry leaf spot.
Crossing: sour cherry Kievskaya 19 x cherry Lyubskaya , breeders N.I. Turovcev, V.A. Turovceva
Vigour: weak, reaches a height of up to 2 meters. 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.
Blossom: partially self-fertile variety, brings better harvests if the sour cherries or sweet cherries are available as pollinators
Fruit: large, weight 8 - 9 g, dark red, firm, shiny. In rainy weather, fruits neither crack nor rot. Fruits are good storable and transportable.
Pulp: juicy, pulp and juice dark red
Taste: excellent, very refreshing, sweet like sweet cherry with a mild sour cherry taste
Harvest season: near Bratislava mid-June. Ripe fruits can stay on the tree for a long time without damage, with gradual ripening they lose acidity and the flesh turns a distinct dark red color.
Special notes: very suitable for small gardens. The variety is valuable for its fruit quality, good health, and frost resistance. The advantage is the resistance to brown rot of stone fruit (Monilinia laxa) and leaf spot caused by the fungus Blumeriella jaapii.