Sweet cherry

 

Variety: Burlat

Species: Prunus avium

Origin

Breeder, Place found and spread by Mr. Burlat in Pierre Benite (in the south of France) in the 1930s
Parents chance seedling
Type, Selection clone INFEL V 370
Synonym Bigarreau Hatif Burlat
Property rights free variety

Blossom

Blooming date medium early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S9, group 16
Pollinator Nimba (S), CERASINA™ Prim 2.3 (S), CERASINA™ Prim 3.1 (S), BELLISE™ Bedel, EARLY RED™ Maraly (S), ADELISE™ Masdel, Christiana (S), Vanda (S), SAMBA™ Sumste (S), Fertille (S), SATIN™ Sumele (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART™ Sumtare (S), CERASINA™ Final 13.1 (S), KIR ROSSO™ KSG 03 A (S)
Incompatible with Souvenir des Charmes, CERASINA™ Prim 2.1 (S), Walter (S)

Fruit

Ripening time early, 2. cherry week
Scale, shape Ø 28 mm, 10 g, rounded to kidney-shaped, short to medium long stalk
Colour shiny red to dark red
Fruit flesh medium firm, at full maturity fruits get soft rapidly, Durofel pressure 25: 58-62, juicy
Taste spicy with acidity, at full maturity sweetish
Cracking sensitivity medium

Tree

Vigour in juvenile phase strong to very strong, semi-upright, at mature stage widely spreading
Crop load high and early from the beginning, easy to pick

Evaluation

Traditional early variety for warm sites, that are also not sensitive to late frost. Because of the good fruit size and only medium cracking sensitivity Burlat stays as a recommended early ripening variety. During the harvest moisture and heat lead to less longer shelf-life and decreasing firmness of the fruits. Treatment of the flowers and fruits against Monilia is necessary in most years.

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