Garnet cherry (Magar)

Garnet cherry was obtained by private researcher Marvin Niess in California (United States) . Garnet is known as Magar. Its origin is a cross made between Starking and Bing. The variety is within the varietal record of the European Union with the name of Magar, year 1990. The rights of exploitation of Garnet, have a duration of 30 years, remaining in force until the year 2020.

Image Garnet Cherry, cherry variety Garnet (Magar) medium ripening cherry

Curiosities: It’s a good variety to pollinate Burlat.

Garnet cherry features

Bloom: Garnet cherry is auto-sterile. It is a cherry variety of early flowering (performs flowering during the last week of March). It belongs to Group IX (S 1 S 4). You can pollinate with Burlat (Group XVI), Sweet Heart (Group III), Lapins (S1S4‘).

Maturation: Garnet is a maturing variety media, 13 days after Burlat .

Productivity: The cherry variety Garnet, is Productivity High. They recommend severe pruning to avoid overload.

Vigor and carriage of the tree: Garnet cherry tree has medium vigor and has a semi-erect bearing.

Chill hours: Cold needs are approximately 800 HF (chill hours).

Agronomic Characterization of the Garnet Cherry

Size: Garnet cherries are thick in 28mm.

Form: Magar is a reniform cherry.

Skin color: The variety of Garnet cherry, when it reaches maturity, has a garnet color.

Pulp color: Magar pulp is colored Dark red.

Taste: Garnet is a sweet cherry with a very good taste .

Firmness: Garnet cherries are firm.

Cracked resistance: Garnet cherry variety, has little cracking resistance.

Cracked peduncular area.

Length of the peduncle: Garnet is a cherry peduncle short.

Does not release the peduncle.

Positive aspects: Good taste, firmness and resistance to transport.

Negative aspects: Sensitive to monilia. Unproductive when there is no good pollen crossing.

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A significant part of the information, comes from Spanish research organizations. The behavior of cherry tree varieties may be different depending on the growing place.

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