Sam cherry

Sam Cherry was obtained by the Summerland station (Canada). Variety also identified by S-6-17. Origin: freely pollinated seeds of the Windsor cherry variety.The winning date is before 1973, when the Summit was completed (Van x Sam ) at that time.

Image Sam Cherry, variety of cherry Sam cherry of medium maturation

Curiosities: it is a little known variety, it presents problems of pollination that limit its productivity. It belongs to an unusual group of pollinators. Matures on the same dates as Van.

Characteristics of Sam Cherry

Bloom: Sam cherry variety is self-sterile. It is a cherry variety of very late flowering (it does flowering from the second week of April). Group XIII. It can be pollinated with Summit (Group I).

Maturation: Sam is a variety of ripening cherry media, 17 days after Burlat strong>.

Productivity: Cherry variety Sam, is media.

Vigor and bearing of the tree: The variety Sam is vigorous and has a semi-erect character during the first years of development.

Agronomic Characterization of Sam Cherry

Size: Sam cherries have a medium-thick size of 27-28 mm.

Form: Sam is a heart-shaped cherry or cordiform.

Skin color: The variety of Cherry Sam, when it reaches maturity, has a blackish color.

Pulp Color: Sam’s pulp, has Dark Red color.

Taste: Sam is a cherry with a good taste.

Firmness: The Sam variety is firm.

Cracked resistance: Sam cherries have a very good cracking resistance.

Cracked area.

Length of the peduncle: Sam is a cherry peduncle long.

Does not release the peduncle.

Positive aspects: High quality cherry, very commercially attractive. Resistant to cracking. Suitable for transport.

Negative aspects: Presents pollination problems that limit your productivity.

Recommended reading

Did you like our article about cherry variety Sam? You can see more information about cherry varieties on our website. From, we want to recommend the following readings:

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Tips for a cherry plantation.


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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