|Breeder, Place||Prof. Dr. Hanna Schmidt, Ahrensburg / Dr. Mirko Schuster, Dresden, Germany|
|Intellectual property||Julius Kühn-Institut (Fruit Invest International GmbH)|
|Parents||Kordia x Regina|
|Property rights||registered for EU plant variety rights|
|Blooming date||late to very late|
|S-allele, sterility group||S1 S3, group 2|
|Pollinator||Carmen (S), Early Korvik (S), PAPILLON ™ Pillangó (S), STARDUST ™ 13 N 07-70 (S), Klara (S), Kordia, Rubin, Henriette (S), Irena (S), KIR VULCANO ™ KSG 16 A (S), KIR LAMOUR ™ KSG 24 A (S), CERASINA ™ Final 12.1 (S)|
|Incompatible with||ADELISE ™ Masdel, SAMBA ™ Sumste (S), SATIN ™ Sumele (S), Regina, Otto (S)|
|Ripening time||medium late, 6.-7. cherry week|
|Scale, shape||large, 28-30 mm, attractive heart-shaped with small apex, slight shoulders, long to very long, robust stalks|
|Colour||dark to black red, slightly marbled, shiny|
|Fruit flesh||dark to black red, firm, fine-celled and juicy|
|Taste||aromatic with balanced acidity, acidity dissipated when fully mature|
|Cracking sensitivity||low, after heavy rainfall highripe fruits tend to crack in the stalk cavity, pistil point not sensitive|
|Vigour||medium strong, semi-upright to widely spreading, good branching|
|Crop load||ideal high crop load with even dense hanging fruits without clusters|
This sweet cherry variety ripens between 'Kordia' and 'Regina' in our climate. Areko (S) is very attractive and yields regular with good fruit size. Also typical is the cracking tolerance. High picking rates are possible because of the long stalks and evenly distributed fruits.
If there is a long period of heat during fruit maturity, the firmness of the fruit decreases.
In other regions Areko (S) ripens before or with 'Kordia'.