Sweet cherry


Variety: Christiana (S)

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place Blazek, Holovousy, Czech Republic
Intellectual property Artevos, Germany
Parents Van x Kordia
Crossing number HL VC 1/67
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights


Blooming date very early, high blossom density
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S6, group 6
Pollinator Nimba (S), Souvenir des Charmes, CERASINA™ Prim 2.3 (S), CERASINA™ Prim 3.1 (S), BELLISE™ Bedel, EARLY RED™ Maraly (S), ADELISE™ Masdel, SAMBA™ Sumste (S), Vanda (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART™ Sumtare (S)
Incompatible with Fertille (S), Kordia


Ripening time medium early, 3.-4. cherry week, even ripening, long picking season
Scale, shape medium large, 27-29 mm, 9-11 g, kidney shaped, short to medium long stalk, small stone
Colour black red, at high maturity dull
Fruit flesh dark to black red, medium firm to firm, Durofel pressure 25: 65-70, very juicy
Taste spicy-aromatic, slightly sour
Cracking sensitivity very low
Storage good


Vigour medium strong, spreading to pendulous, good branching
Crop load high to very high, very densely hanging fruits, tends to clusters


Christiana (S) convinces with its low cracking sensitivity and very high yield. The fruits can be picked over a long period. The acidity dissipates as the fruits ripen. Because of the early colouring of the fruits there is a risk of harvesting underripe. This variety is recommended for best sites only because of its susceptibility to bacterial canker.

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