Pico Negro cherry (Black Beak) is a Spanish cherry variety with unknown varietal origin (random seed).
Curiosities: Pico Negro, is a cultivated variety traditionally cultivated in Extremadura. It is one of the varieties of the D.O.P. “Cherry of the Jerte”.
Characteristics of Black Beak Cherry
Flowering: Cherry variety Black Peak is self-sterile and vintage medium bloom (first week of April) ). It has the alleles S3S6 (Group VI). Among others, it can be pollinated with varieties Pico Colorado , Van (Group II) and Hedelfingen (Group VII).
Maturation: The Pico Negro cherry, ripe 33 days after Burlat. It is a variety of ripening cherry very late.
Productivity: Black Peak is a variety with media productivity.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: The tree is vigorous and erect.
Agronomic characterization of Pico Negro cherry
Size: The size of the fruit is between small and medium, with a diameter of 25-26 mm.
Form: The variety Cherry Black Beak has a cordiform form. Skin color: Upon reaching maturity, the cherry is blackish color.
Pulp color: The pulp of the cherry is dark red.
Taste: The variety of Black Pico cherry, is taste very good.
Firmness: Pico Colorado is a cherry with firm consistency, with the hardness and crunchy sensation characteristic of cherry-type cherries. Because of its firmness it is suitable for transport and has good post-harvest resistance.
Cracked Resistance: Black Beak, has very good resistance to splitting, cracking or cracking.
Length of peduncle: Black Beak cherries have a peduncle of length. Feature that favors collection speed.
Drop the peduncle, is a variety of cherry that supports harvest without tail. It is harvested regularly without tails, it is a traditional variety of the type cherry picota
Positive aspects: Firm cherry that is collected without a tail Maturation date very late. Very good cracking resistance.
Negative aspects: Size lower than the most current varieties.
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