Royal Tioga cherry is a collection made in the United States. More specifically, at the research station of Zaiger’s Inc Genetics located in Modesto, California.
Curiosities: It is a cherry variety published only a few years ago, it is very recent and is currently in the registration period. The exploitation rights of this variety in Europe have been acquired by the IPS (International Plants Selection) nursery.
Characteristics of the Royal Tioga variety
Flowering: Royal Tioga variety is a self-fertile cherry. It has alleles S1 and S4 ‘. It is an early-flowering variety of very early flowering (begins before March 24).
Maturation: Royal Tioga cherry, mature 1-3 days after Burlat. According to your pick-up date, it is a early cherry variety.
Productivity: the productive capacity of the cherry tree Royal Tioga, is high. In addition, it is a variety of precocious entry into production.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: Royal Tioga cherry is medium-high vigor. The size of Royal Tioga is semi-open, the most suitable size usually for the formation of the tree.
Chill hours: needs of 500 chill hours have been estimated (below 7ºC).
Morphological characteristics of Royal Tioga cherry
Size: the cherries produced by the Royal Tioga cherry tree manage to obtain a thick size. These dimensions make it possible to obtain sizes with an average of 28-30 mm.
Form: Royal Tioga presents reniform shape or rounded by source.
Skin color: the Royal Tioga variety is harvested when it reaches the red color- dark red.
Pulp color: Cherry pulp Royal Tioga, is Red.
Taste: the variety of Royal Tioga cherry, is of good flavor. 16 ° Brix have been calculated.
Firmness: The Royal Tioga cherry is very firm. In spite of being an early cherry, it has good hardness (78 Durofel), a very interesting aspect for post-harvest.
Cracked Resistance: A good resistance to cracked is estimated for the Royal Tioga cherry variety. This is an interesting and differential aspect compared to other early varieties.
Peduncle length: Royal Tioga cherries have a peduncle length medium.
Does not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: self-fertile, good crack resistance, firm, productive, < em> good post-harvest life.
Negative aspects: it’s a very new variety of cherry. Its characteristics on the Spanish territory have not been sufficiently studied and may differ from those described.
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