Sweet cherry

 

Variety: Kordia

Species: Prunus avium

Origin

Breeder, Place Techlovice, Czech Republic
Parents chance seedling, since 1982 commercially available
Synonym Techlovicka II
Property rights free variety

Blossom

Blooming date medium, buds are sensitive to late frost
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S6, group 6
Pollinator Burlat, CERASINA™ Prim 2.1 (S), SATIN™ Sumele (S), Early Korvik (S), STARBLUSH™ SPC 207 (S), Schneiders späte Knorpel, Walter (S), KIR LAMOUR™ KSG 24 A (S), CERASINA™ Final 13.1 (S), KIR ROSSO™ KSG 03 A (S)
Incompatible with Fertille (S), Christiana (S)

Fruit

Ripening time medium late, 6. cherry week
Scale, shape large, 28-30 mm, 10-12 g, heart-shaped with pronounced apex, long thin stalk
Colour brownish purple to black red, highly shiny
Fruit flesh black red, firm, Durofel pressure 25: 73-75, juicy
Taste very spicy and aromatic, powerful aroma and long finish
Cracking sensitivity low, increasing as the fruit ripens
Storage very good, travels well

Tree

Vigour medium strong, widely spreading, very dense tree, thin cropping branches tend to bend down excessively, susceptible to blind wood
Crop load medium to good, from an early age

Evaluation

Kordia has excellent flavour and is very suitable for transport. Consistent pruning is needed when training for central leader to avoid blind wood and top-heaviness. In relation to other varieties more attention to detail with pruning is recommended. The sensitivity of the flower buds to winter and spring frost damages should be considered when choosing the right site.

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