Sweet cherry

Trademark: CERASINA ™

Variety: Final 12.1 (S)

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place Peter Stoppel, Kressbronn/Bodensee, Germany
Intellectual property CERASINA GmbH
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark


Blooming date late
Fertility self-fertile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S4‘, group SC


Ripening time very late, 9.-10. cherry week
Scale, shape large, 28-30 mm, heart-shaped, medium to long stalk
Colour dark red, shiny
Fruit flesh very firm, Durofel pressure 25: 85-90, finely textured, juicy
Taste aromatic with fine acidity
Cracking sensitivity low, mainly at the stalk cavity, pronounced pistil point but closed
Storage good to very good


Vigour medium strong to strong, semi-upright to spreading, also fruiting on annual shoots, tendency for blind wood, dark green leaves
Crop load ideal to high, fruits are hanging densely, tendency to produce clusters, high picking rate because of the long stalks


A late ripening, self-fertile variety, which is suitable to extend the harvest period because of its very firm flesh and good storage qualities. Self-fertility and late blooming positively affect the fruit set even in years with unfavourable blooming conditions. While harvesting the highly cracking-tolerant fruits it is necessary to pay attention to the bitter flavour, which dissipates while the fruits ripen. This variety already produces fruit on one-year-old wood and needs thorough pruning of weak and hanging branches. The very healthy tree shows no susceptibility to bacterial canker until now.

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