Sweet cherry

Trademark: SAMBA ™

Variety: Sumste (S)

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, published in 1996
Intellectual property PICO, Canada
Parents 2 S 84-10 x Stella 16 A-7, cross-breed 1978
Crossing number 13 S 36-18
Type, Selection clone INFEL 3565
Property registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark


Blooming date very early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S1 S3, group 2
Pollinator Nimba (S), Souvenir des Charmes, CERASINA ™ Prim 2.3 (S), CERASINA ™ Prim 3.1 (S), BELLISE ™ Bedel, EARLY RED ™ Maraly (S), Vanda (S), Christiana (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART ™ Sumtare (S)
Incompatible with ADELISE ™ Masdel, SATIN ™ Sumele (S), Areko (S), Regina, Otto (S)


Ripening time medium early, 3.-4. cherry week, regular ripening
Scale, shape large to very large, 29-31 mm, 12-14 g, oblong heart-shaped without apex, medium long stalk
Colour dark red, shiny
Fruit flesh medium firm to firm, Durofel pressure 25: 65-70, very juicy
Taste spicy with balanced acidity when fully ripe, just before maturity slightly sourish
Cracking sensitivity low to medium, mainly at the pistil point


Vigour medium strong, upright, compact, sparsely branching, formation necessary in the first years
Crop load on slow growing rootstocks from an early age high to very high, tends to produce clusters


Very attractive and large-sized cherry. This variety prefers warm sites. SAMBA ™ Sumste (S) suitability for mechanical sorting is only limited due to the easy removal of the stalk from the fruit when fully ripe.

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