A unique sweet cherry x sour cherry interspecific 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 Monilia and cherry leaf spot.
Crossing: sour cherry Kievskaya 19 x cherry Lyubskaya , breeders N.I. Turovcev, V.A. Turovceva
Vigour: weak, the tree reaches a height of up to 2 meters. On the rootstock Gisela 5, the cherry is just a small compact tree, does not take up much space and is suitable for small gardens.
Blossom: partially self-fertile variety, brings better yelds if the sour cherries or sweet cherries are available as pollinators
Fruits: 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, flesh and juice dark red
Taste: excellent, very refreshing, sweet like sweet cherry with a mild sour cherry taste
Harvest season: mid-June. Ripe fruits can hang on the tree for a long time without any loss of quality. With gradual ripening they lose acidity and the pulp becomes noticeably 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. Suitable for organic or no-spray culture.
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