Kordia is a variety from Czechoslovakia, the date of collection considered is 1991 in the current Czech Republic. The origin of the variety of Kordia cherry (Attika) is an unknown cross, coming from a casual seed.
Curiosities: Most of the existing documentation comes from Chile, where the Kordia variety is considered very interesting. In Chile it is considered a good alternative to the cultivation of Bing, due to its greater resistance to rain. In Spain at the moment it is little cultivated, a study realized by CICYTEX in the plains of the Guadiana indicated productions practically null for this variety.
Kordia cherry features
Flowering: The variety of cherry Kordia is self-sterile. It is a cherry variety of late blooming (blooms during the second week of April). Belongs to Group VI (S3S6). Among others, you can pollinate with Summit (Group I), Regina (Group II), Sunburst (Group III) or Hedelfingen (Group VII).
Maturation: Depending on the source consulted is a late variety, mature 24 days after Burlat.
Productivity: Kordia or Attika, is a variety of normal productivity on free pattern. Good productions can be obtained if rootstocks of reduced vigor are used as guide 5 or 6. Portan grafts such as Colt or Mazzard need management to weaken or reduce vigor.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: Attika is vigorous and of bearing open. It branches well, requiring less effort for its formation.
Chill hours: Studies conducted indicate high winter cold requirements. Cold needs are approximately 900 HF (chill hours). Other sources point to needs slightly greater than 1,000 hours.
Agronomic characterization of Kordia cherry
Size: Kordia cherry, have a thick size of 28mm.
Form: Attika is shaped cordiform or heart-shaped, very commercially attractive.
Skin color: The variety of cherry Kordia , has a dark red color at maturity.
Pulp color: The pulp has a Red color.
Taste: Kordia is a sweet cherry with a good taste.
Firmness: Kordia cherry is firm. It is one of the cherries most appreciated by exporters, thanks to its high post-harvest holding capacity.
Cracked resistance: Kordia cherry variety, has good cracking resistance.
Length of the peduncle: Kordia is a cherry peduncle long. Good aspect for the collection.
Does not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: Attractive fruits of high hardness, size and taste. Variety suitable for export.
Negative aspects: Need for pollinators. Difficulty to get good productions. Little information about their behavior in Spain.
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