Christiana

The sweet cherry ,Christiana' does not only taste good but is also characterized by perfect fruits still hanging on the tree whereas other varieties have already burst. Due to its long harvest period cherries can be picked over a long time. ,Christiana' offers an aromatic taste and a very good output potential. Many years of experience in cultivation in Switzerland have proven this.

Parents:

,Van' x ,Kordia'

Growth:

quite strong growth, intensive pruning is necessary, well garnished, quite branched

Blossom:

very early, S-Allele S3S6 (source: JKI, Dr. Mirko Schuster); good pollinators with same ripening time are: ,Aida' (S), ,Vanda' (S); pollinators with different ripening time: ,Lapins', ,Rita' (S), ,Souvenir des Charmes', ,Sweetheart' ®, ,Sumtare'

Ripeness:

3rd to 4th cherry week

Appearance:

large, attractive fruits, dark red, when fully ripe black red

Quality:

firm and very juicy flesh, hardly ever burst

Taste:

flavourful, aromatic

Crop yield:

high to very high

Special notes:

To obtain optimal yield intensive pruning is recommended during harvest time.