Early Bigi cherry

Early Bigi cherry, is a French production of Pierre Argot . Its origin is an unknown varietal crossing. This variety of cherry, is also known by the name Bigi Sol. Consulted sources date its date of obtaining in the year 1999. It is a registered variety “recently”, being necessary to have authorization for its multiplication.

Early Bigi cherry, Variety cherry Bigi Sun

Characteristics of Early Bigi cherry

Flowering : Early Bigi cherry is self-sterile and early flowering (flowers during the last week of March). Bigi Sol, belongs to Group XVIII (S1 S9) of pollinators. Among others, they can be used as pollinator varieties New Star (Group II), Staccato (Group III) and Garnet (IX).

Maturation : Early Bigi cherry variety, mature 2 days before Burlat. Therefore, Early Bigi is a variety cherry very early .

Productivity : Your productivity is average, similar to Burlat.

Vigor and carriage of the tree : The cherry tree Early Bigi is open bearing or expanded. Easy to form

Chill hours: A study conducted by IMIDA, shows Bigi Sol cold needs of 571 hours below 7ºC, comparable to 934 Cold Units according to the method of Richardson (Utah).

Agronomic characterization of Early Bigi cherry

Size : The fruit is larger than Burlat, thick-very thick, with an approximate diameter of 28-29 mm .

Form : Early Bigi cherries have a reniform form.

Skin color : Bigi Sun is a cherry dark red or red .

Pulp color : Early Bigi cherries have the pulp of pink-red color .

Taste : Early Bigi cherry flavor, it’s medium . Its taste is acceptable for the harvest season, although it is inferior to Burlat.

Firmness : Early Bigi is firm medium-strong depending on the source.

Cracked resistance : Bigi Sol has little resistance to cracking, splitting or cracking. It is the cherries most sensitive to cracking, assuming a very high risk of cultivation in rainy areas.

Length of peduncle : Early Bigi cherries have the peduncle of short-medium .

Do not release the peduncle .

Positive aspects : Very early variety. Thick and firm size.

Negative aspects : Sensitivity to cracking.

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2 thoughts on “Early Bigi cherry

  1. Hi there
    Before i start – great website!!
    we are new to cherry farming and have been suggested the following varieties for a range of picking season
    GIANT RED X 35
    LAPINS x 8 to fertilise to early bigi & giant red

    My question is this
    Will the Lapins also fertilise the early bigi (i dont see this on your site but thats the info they gave us)
    Also we want to plant another row of 35 trees and were wondering if there was another variety that would fall well within this picking range or which of these do you think we should double up on?
    do you think these are good varieties?

    We are situated in Central Portugal

  2. Hi Natalie,
    Choosing the best variety of cherry is very difficult. The productive behavior can vary a lot with the climate and the terrain, the producers in the area are the ones who can best advise you. In areas with a significant risk of rain, varieties that are not very resistant to cracking are best discarded, regardless of other factors.
    Lapins should pollinate Early Bigi well, if some flowers escape they are lost, no problem, the other cherries will be bigger.
    My experience with Black Star is that maturation it is later than indicated by the nursery (you have to take it black to have an excellent flavor and release the tail well). I think that the Samba variety could be interesting to integrate in that plantation, although it is impossible to assure that it will go well. If the intention is to continue growing and you have the possibility, I would try planting individual trees of other varieties to test them in the field.

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