Celeste cherry, also known as Sumpaca®, was obtained by Summerland station (Canada). Obtaining was done by crossing Van and New Star (Van x Stella). Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) registered since 1997.
The property rights, specific to obtaining, are valid until year 2027.
Curiosities:Currently it is not a very widespread variety. They can get good prices by their characteristics and their maturity date. It can be a very profitable variety for climates where rain is not a common problem.
Celeste cherry, Particularities
Flowering: Celeste is a self-fertile variety, therefore, it does not require pollen crossing for pollination. Your Flowers date during the last week of March, being of early bloom. It belongs to group IX of pollinators.
Maturation: Celeste cherry variety , mature after 11 days of Burlat. Therefore, the Celeste cherry belongs to the group of cherries of early maturation. 8 days before Bing.
Productivity: Celeste, has a good productivity.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: The variety Celeste tree is vigorous, semi-compact and has porte erect.
Celeste cherry Features
Size: The size of the fruit is very thick, with Celeste cherry a size of 29-30mm.
Form: Celeste, has reniform form.
Skin color: The variety of Celeste cherry, presents garnet color at maturity.
Pulp color: In a mature state, the Celeste cherry has a pulp color red.
Taste: Very good taste Cerleste cherry.
Firmness: The firmness of Celeste, is media.
Crack resistance: The variety of Celeste cherry, is very weakwhen cracking. Being probably this, its biggest weak point as a variety. It is risky to plant it in rainy climates.
Cracked area: Damage from cracking or cracking may occur in the general or apicalzone of the cherry.
Length of peduncle: Celeste cherry has a very short peduncle. This feature may hinder collection slightly compared to other varieties with larger peduncle.
Does not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: It is self-fertile. Early maturation. Cherry quality, with very thick size and taste very good. Thanks to its size and vigor, it adapts well to high density plantations.
Negatives: The entry into production is slow. It’s 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.