Sweet cherry

Trademark: CERASINA ™

Variety: Prim 3.1 (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 early to medium early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S1 S4, group 9
Pollinator Nimba (S), Souvenir des Charmes, Burlat, CERASINA ™ Prim 2.1 (S), CERASINA ™ Prim 2.3 (S), BELLISE ™ Bedel, EARLY RED ™ Maraly (S), ADELISE ™ Masdel, SAMBA ™ Sumste (S), Christiana (S), Vanda (S), Fertille (S), SATIN ™ Sumele (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART ™ Sumtare (S), CERASINA ™ Final 13.1 (S), KIR ROSSO ™ KSG 03 A (S)
Incompatible with Sylvia


Ripening time early, 2.-3. cherry week at Kressbronn/Bodensee
Scale, shape large to very large, 28-32 mm, heart-shaped with slight shoulders, medium long to long, robust green stalk
Colour dark to black red, shiny
Fruit flesh firm, fleshy, slightly firm skin, very juicy
Taste spicy with balanced acidity at the first pick, well balanced sugar-acid ratio when fully ripe
Cracking sensitivity low to medium
Storage good for an early ripening variety


Vigour medium strong, semi-upright, good branching, no blind wood, large dark green leaf
Crop load medium to ideal, fruits are hanging very densely without clusters


Very attractive fruits that ripen shortly before 'BELLISE ™ Bedel' and convince with their size and balanced aroma.
A final evaluation of this variety and its susceptibility to bacterial canker is not possible yet because of the short testing period. Right now it is only recommended for best sites.

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.

If you are interested to plant CERASINA™-varieties outside of the Netherlands or Germany we need the authorisation of the license holder.

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