Carmen

This cherry is in a class of its own! 'Carmen' is of Hungarian origin, bright red with a delicate and well-balanced flavor and of an amazing size. The beautifully, but for a sweet cherry uncharacteristically slowly growing trees are robust, the fruits ripen on a long stem and gleam in a bright red.

Parents:

'Sárga Dragán' x 'H203'

Growth:

weak-medium strong growth, good branching, very beautiful crown structure

Blossom:

medium late, S-Allele S4S5 (source: JKI, Dr. Mirko Schuster); pollinators in same ripening time i. a. 'Techlovan' (S), 'Early Korvic' (S), 'Canada Giant' ®, 'Sumgita' ®, 'Summit', 'Giorgia', 'Satin' ®, 'Sumele' (S), 'Starking Hardy Giant'; pollinators in another ripening time i. e. 'Karina', 'Oktavia', 'Schneiders späte Knorpel', 'Kordia'

Ripeness:

4th cherry week, about 10–12 days after Burlat

Appearance:

very large (9 –13 g, Ø 32 mm), kidney-shaped fruits, long stem, bright red fruit skin

Quality:

medium firm, dark red flesh, according to the fruit size large cherry pit, very juicy

Taste:

very fine and pleasant acidity, wonderful harmonious flavor

Crop yield:

high and regular yield

Special notes:

'Carmen' inspires connoisseurs and gourmets by its taste and appearance. Fruits are all over the tree. Plastic sheeting is recommended because there is a tendency to burst when it rains.