Sweet cherry

 

Variety: Fertille (S)

Species: Prunus avium

Origin

Breeder, Place INRA, France
Intellectual property CEP Innovation, France
Crossing number V 3476
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights

Blossom

Blooming date medium early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S6, group 6
Pollinator Nimba (S), Burlat, CERASINA™ Prim 2.1 (S), CERASINA™ Prim 2.3 (S), CERASINA™ Prim 3.1 (S), BELLISE™ Bedel, EARLY RED™ Maraly (S), ADELISE™ Masdel, SAMBA™ Sumste (S), Vanda (S), SATIN™ Sumele (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART™ Sumtare (S), CERASINA™ Final 13.1 (S), KIR ROSSO™ KSG 03 A (S)
Incompatible with Christiana (S), Kordia

Fruit

Ripening time medium early, 3.-4. cherry week
Scale, shape large to very large, Ø 30 mm, 10-13 g, kidney to heart-shaped, blunt apex, short to medium long, robust green stalks
Colour dark to black red, clearly marbled, shiny
Fruit flesh firm, Durofel pressure 25: 70-75 at full maturity, crisp, juicy
Taste spicy with balanced acidity, full-bodied
Cracking sensitivity under examination
Storage very good

Tree

Vigour medium strong, widely spreading, good branching, medium green and healthy leaf
Crop load ideal to high, regular dense, tends to clusters

Evaluation

Interesting variety in the medium early ripening period with very good firmness. Fertille (S) impresses with its attractive appearance and good fruit qualities. The full-bodied, long-lasting flavour preserves also when stored.

Like in all medium-early sweet cherry varieties strict stronger pruning prevents overcropping. 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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