Sweet cherry

Variety: Nimba (S)

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place SMS UNLIMITED, California, USA
Intellectual property COT INTERNATIONAL, France
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights


Blooming date early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S2 S3
Pollinator Souvenir des Charmes, CERASINA ™ Prim 2.3 (S), CERASINA ™ Prim 3.1 (S), Burlat, BELLISE ™ Bedel, EARLY RED ™ Maraly (S), ADELISE ™ Masdel, SAMBA ™ Sumste (S), Fertille (S), Christiana (S), Vanda (S), SATIN ™ Sumele (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART ™ Sumtare (S), KIR ROSSO ™ KSG 03 A (S)


Ripening time early, 1.-2. cherry week
Scale, shape large, 28-30 mm, kidney-shaped, medium long stalk
Colour medium to dark red, shiny
Fruit flesh medium to firm, finely textured, juicy
Taste spicy-aromatic
Cracking sensitivity low according to previous evaluation
Storability good


Vigor medium strong, semi-upright, very good branching, dark green and healthy leaves
Crop load from an early age ideal to high, fruits are hanging evenly dense and have a tendency to clusters


A sweet cherry in the early ripening period with very good fruit size and high yield. Good firmness and cracking resistance for an early sweet cherry variety.
Early ripening variety that is particularly suitable for direct marketing; less suitable for wholesale because of the longer transport.

Like in all early sweet cherry varieties strict stronger pruning prevents over cropping. The vitality of the trees supports the fruit quality regarding size, firmness and taste. It also encourages the early ripening of the fruits.


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