Sweet cherry

Trademark: SATIN ™

Variety: Sumele (S)

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, published 1997
Intellectual property PICO, Canada
Parents Lapins x 2 N 39-05 (Van x Stella), cross-breed 1976
Crossing number 13 N 06-49
Type, Selection clone INFEL 3696
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark


Blooming date medium early
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S1 S3, group 2
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), Christiana (S), Fertille (S), Vanda (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART ™ Sumtare (S), CERASINA ™ Final 13.1  (S), KIR ROSSO ™ KSG 03 A (S)
Incompatible with ADELISE ™ Masdel, SAMBA ™ Sumste (S), Areko (S), Regina, Otto (S)


Ripening time medium early, 4. cherry week
Scale, shape large to very large, 29-31 mm, 12-14 g, pronounced heart-shaped, high shoulders, deep stalk cavity, medium long, robust stalks
Colour black fruit skin, intensely glossy
Fruit flesh black red, very firm, Durofel pressure 25: 75-78 at full maturity, crunchy, juicy
Taste spicy with balanced acidity
Cracking sensitivity low
Storage good, the stalks remain fresh and green


Vigour medium strong, semi-upright, at mature stage spreading to pendulous, enough branching, less prone to blind wood
Crop load from an early age high, regular spreading


Very attractive variety with excellent taste that travels and stores well. The high cracking resistance allows for a long picking season. Underripe fruits have a tendency to taste sourish and slightly bitter.
The cultivation recommendation regarding tree health excludes areas with high rainfall.

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