Sweet cherry

Trademark: EARLY RED ™

Variety: Maraly (S)

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place Marvin Nies, California
Intellectual property INNOVAR, France
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark


Blooming date early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S1 S9, group 18
Pollinator Nimba (S), Souvenir des Charmes, Burlat, CERASINA ™ Prim 2.1 (S), CERASINA ™ Prim 3.1 (S), ADELISE ™ Masdel, Fertille (S), SAMBA ™ Sumste (S), Christiana (S), Vanda (S), SATIN ™ Sumele (S), Aida (S), SWEETHEART ™ Sumtare (S), KIR ROSSO ™ KSG 03 A (S)
Incompatible with CERASINA ™ Prim 2.3 (S), BELLISE ™ Bedel, Tamara (S)


Ripening time early, 2.-3. cherry week, 6 days after 'Burlat'
Scale, shape large, 28-30 mm, 10-12 g, widely kidney-shaped, flat-shaped, without shoulders, very short fleshy stalk
Colour dark to black red, shiny
Fruit flesh black red, firm and crunchy, Durofel pressure 25: 75-80, juicy
Taste sweet-aromatic, already well flavoured just before maturity
Cracking sensitivity low to medium, mainly at the pistil point
Storage good


Vigour medium strong, semi-upright to spreading, sparsely branching, very compact growth, healthy dark green leaves
Crop load ideal productivity without overcropping, fruits are hanging evenly dense, few clusters


Early Red ™ is an early ripening variety with high firmness and sustainable full-bodied taste. Because of its shape and the short and fleshy stalk it is suitable for marketing in small packages.

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.

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