Sour cherry

Variety: Favorit

Species: Prunus cerasus


Breeder, Place Budapest, Hungary
Parents Pándy x Montreuil, in trade since 1970
Crossing number M 24
Property rights free variety


Blooming date medium early
Fertility self-fertile


Ripening time 3.-4. cherry week, 20 days before 'Schattenmorelle', regular ripening
Scale, shape 24-26 mm, 7-8 g, obloid, medium long stalk
Colour light to medium red
Fruit flesh pink red, soft to medium firm, Durofel pressure 25: 32-35, very juicy, lightly coloured juice
Taste spicy with balanced acidity
Cracking sensitivity medium to high
Stalk detachment very poor


Vigour medium strong, widely spreading, dense crown, not prone to blind wood, very good fruit to leaf ratio
Crop load medium


The early ripening, fairly large fruits with mild taste make this variety suitable for the fresh market and especially for the beginning of the season. The fruits are used primarily as topping on cakes.


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