Sour cherry

Variety: Spinell (S)

Species: Prunus cerasus


Breeder, Place Mirko Schuster, Brigitte Wolfram, Julius Kühn-Institut, Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany
Intellectual property Julius Kühn-Institut (DSG, Berlin, Germany)
Parents Köröser x (Fanal x Kelleris 16)
Crossing number Klon Pi-Sa 16,72
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights


Blooming date late, at the same time as 'Schattenmorelle'
Fertility partially self-fertile
Pollinator under examination


Ripening time early, 15 days before 'Schattenmorelle'
Scale, shape 26-28 mm, 8-10 g, kidney-shaped, medium long green stalk
Colour dark to black red
Fruit flesh dark red, medium firm, juicy
Taste spicy with balanced acidity, sweetish as the fruit ripens
Cracking sensitivity low
Stalk detachment good, strong stalk detachment, dry removable
Storage good


Vigour medium strong, drooping to weeping, good branching
Crop load ideal productivity, for regular crop load this variety should be grafted on weaker growing rootstocks


Spinell (S) is an early ripening, well flavoured sour cherry variety, which is recommended for the fresh market. The susceptibility to Monilia and spot disease is high and needs to be prevented with fungicides.

gräb gbr gehölze und obstbau | bassenheimer straße 49 | d-56220 kettig | tel.: +49 (0)2637 - 940 173 | fax: +49 (0)2637 - 940 174 | mail: info(at)