Giant Red cherry, is a obtaining of the Marvin Niess private station in California ( United States ). The variety was registered through US patent during 1995. European Union variety register with the name Mariant from 2007 . The exploitation rights obtained with varietal registration of Giant Red will remain valid until the year 2037. The origin of this variety is a cross between the Ruby and Large Red varieties.
Characteristics of the Giant Red variety
Bloom: Giant Red cherry is a self-sterile variety. It is a cherry bloom media (first week of April). You can pollinate with Van (Group II), Lapins (Group IX), Early Red (Group XVIII) or Sweetheart(Group III).
Maturation: Giant Red cherry have maturation tempana . It is harvested after 10 days of Burlat .
Productivity: Giant Red cherry has high productivity. Giant Red is a precocious and productive variety , some studies with enunciating patterns, show high productions , around 75% of Van .
Vigor and carriage of the tree: Giant Red tree have medium vigor and bearing open .
Giant Red cherry, morphological characteristics
Size: Giant Red cherry has a size very thick. As it matures, Giant Red reaches a maximum size 30-38 mm . Italian nurseries give the Giant red variety a average weight of 12.1 grams .
Form: Giant Red cherries presents an attractive cordiform shape or heart-shaped.
Skin color: Giant Red has a bright red color when picked up.
Pulp color: Mariant, has the pulp of color Red .
Taste: Giant Red cherries, have taste good-very good .
Firmness: Giant Red cherry, is of medium-firm consistency.
Cracked resistance: Unfortunately, the Giant Red cherry variety has very little resistance to cracking, cracking or splitting.
Length of the peduncle : Giant Red has the peduncle of size long .
Does not release the peduncle at maturity.
The Giant Red variety adapts well to rootstocks dwarfed (CAB 6P, Maxma Delbard 14® ) and high density plantations. If we use rootstocks dwarfed, it will be necessary to control the load with pruning, to maintain good calibers.
Positive aspects: Cherry of very large size, good taste, productive, commercially attractive.
Negative aspects: very high sensitivity to cracking, it is necessary to invest in waterproofing the plantation.
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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.