Sweet cherry

Trademark: SWEETHEART™

Variety: Sumtare (S)

Species: Prunus avium

Origin

Breeder, Place Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
Intellectual property PICO, Canada
Parents Van x Newstar (Van x Stella), published1994
Crossing number 13 S 22-08
Type, Selection clone INFEL 3502
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark

Blossom

Blooming date early
Fertility self-fertile
S-allele, sterility group S3 S4', group SC

Fruit

Ripening time late, 8. cherry week
Scale, shape medium to large, 27-29 mm, 9-11 g, on weak/hanging fruit wood and too high yield the fruit size is very small, rounded, medium long fleshy stalks
Colour red, slightly marbled, shiny
Fruit flesh very firm, Durofel pressure 25: 78-80, crunchy and juicy
Taste balanced sweetness
Cracking sensitivity medium to high, mainly at the pistil point
Storage good

Tree

Vigour weak to medium strong, semi-upright, moderate branching
Crop load very high

Evaluation

SWEETHEART™ Sumtare (S) is a very late ripening, firm and well storable variety. The high fertility of this self-fertile variety has to be controlled with according pruning. Because of the strong cluster production the fruits tend to brown rot during humid conditions. A treatment of Monilia is absolutely necessary. This variety is recommended for growing in dry regions or under rain cover due to the medium to high susceptibility to cracking.

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