Sweet cherry


Variety: Souvenir des Charmes

Species: Prunus avium


Breeder, Place found by H. Sandrin at Denice (France) in the 1930s
Parents chance seedling
Synonym Bigarreau Moreau
Property rights free variety


Blooming date very early, long blossom period
Fertility self-sterile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S9, group 16
Pollinator Nimba (S), CERASINA™ Prim 2.3 (S), CERASINA™ Prim 3.1 (S), BELLISE™ Bedel, EARLY RED™ Maraly (S), ADELISE™ Masdel, SAMBA™ Sumste (S), Vanda (S), Christiana (S), Aida (S), Tamara (S), SWEETHEART™ Sumtare (S)
Incompatible with Burlat, CERASINA™ Prim 2.1 (S), Walter (S)


Ripening time very early, 1.-2. cherry week, uneven ripening
Scale, shape medium, 27-29 mm, 9-11 g, heart-shaped without apex, medium long stalk
Colour shiny red to dark red
Fruit flesh medium firm to firm, Durofel pressure 25: 60-65, juicy, firm skin
Taste mild taste, sweetish, just before maturity slightly sourish
Cracking sensitivity medium


Vigour medium to strong growth, semi-upright to spreading, moderate branching without blind wood
Crop load on stronger rootstocks late beginning and irregular yield, on weaker growing rootstocks early beginning and medium to high crop


The early ripening variety is especially recommended for dry and early sites. The fruits are firm, cracking resistant and travels well. These qualities have not been achieved by any other variety in this ripening period up to now. More than one pick is necessary. The susceptibility to Monilia, Valsa, Gnomonia and bacterial canker can be an issue.

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