Carmen cherry (III 42/114), is a variety obtained by the Hungary variety improvement program. Carmen’s parents are Sarga Dragan and H203 (1999).
Curiosities: Carmen is a recent cherry variety. By its origin, Carmen is currently more widespread in Germany (Publisher’s Country, Artevos). In Spain, an article from the magazine Vida Rural, from 2011, marked it as a variety of interest for the cultivation of cherry trees in Valle del Jerte.
Characteristics of Carmen cherry
Flowering: Carmen cherry, is self-sterile and belongs to Group V (S4S5), is a flowering variety media (flowers during the first week of April). German sources indicate that it can be pollinated with Summit (Group I), Kordia (Group VI) or Satin (Group II). In my opinion, medium flowering varieties like Van (Group II) or Santina (Group IX) could be worth.
Maturation: The variety of cherry Carmen, is early-middle maturation, 7-10 days after Burlat .
Productivity: Carmen cherry has constant productivity and very high.
Vigor and carriage of the tree: Carmen tree has medium-strong vigor and its bearing is harmonious and well branched.
Carmen cherry, morphological characteristics
Size: Carmen cherries have the size or caliber very thick. When maturing, Carmen reaches calibers of 29-30 mm. German sources indicate calibres of 30-35mm and cherries of between 13 and 18 grams.
Form: The variety of cherry Carmen presents rounded shape.
Skin color: Carmen, has a bright dark red color.
Pulp color: Carmen cherries have the pulp with color Red.
Taste: Carmen cherry, is a flavor variety good. 19-21 Brix, juicy and balanced cherry.
Firmness: Carmen cherries have firm media. 62-65 durofeel.
Cracked resistance: Carmen, has medium resistance to cracking. In Germany they advise to protect the plantations from the rain.
Length of peduncle: Carmen cherries have the peduncle of size long.
Does not release the peduncle.
Due to its large size and early harvest. Carmen is an attractive cherry for the market, for which you can obtain high prices.
Positive aspects: High productivity, early cherry, huge size.
Negative aspects: Sensitive to cracking.
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A significant part of the information, has been disclosed by Spanish research organizations. The behavior of cherry tree varieties may be different depending on the growing place.