Santina cherry, also known as 13S 5 22, comes from the Summerland season in Canada. It was obtained by crossing Stella and Summit (Van x Sam). Regarding the year of obtaining, there are studies of plantations carried out in 1998, its year of obtaining would be slightly earlier.
Curiosities: In Chile it is considered one of the best varieties of early cherries.
Characteristics of Santina cherry
Flowering: Santina is a variety of self-fertile cherry, therefore, it does not need a pollinator. Your bloom date is media (first week of April). It belongs to the group IX of pollinators.
Maturation: Santina cherry matures 8 days after Burlat. Therefore, Santina is within the cherries selection of early maturation.
Productivity: It’s a productivity variety media.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: The Santina variety has medium vigor and a open bearing.
Chill hours: Information provided by the IMIDA indicates cold needs of 671 hours below 7ºC or 1039 Cold Units < / strong> using the Richardson method (Utah).
Particularities of Santina cherry
Size: The fruit has a thick size, with the Santina cherry being 28mm.
Form: Santina cherries have cordiform shape or heart-shaped.
Skin color: The color of maturity is garnet, however, the variety of cherry Santina , can be collected from red color to black.
Pulp color: When ripe, the Santina variety has a dark red pulp color.
Flavor: The flavor of the Santina cherries is considered scarce by some publications made in Spain. However, in the USA and Chile it is considered one of the best early cherries and it is cataloged with a good flavor.
Firmness: Sources consulted indicate a medium consistency.
Resistance to cracking: Santina, has a sensitivity to cracking media, there is an important probability of loss of production in rainy climates.
Cracked area: In this variety, parting damage occurs in the apical zone of the cherry.
Length of the peduncle: The variety of cherry Santina has a length medium.
Drop the peduncle at maturity, allowing it to be collected without a tail. Therefore, it is included in the varieties harvested from cherry Pillory or without tail .
Positive aspects: It is self-fertile, its maturity is early, it can be red or black (it has a large margin of harvest ).
Negative aspects: It is sensitive to cracking.
Other sources consulted, speak of the variety of Cherry Santina as of medium vigor, semi-erect bearing and with a cherry of good hardness and flavor. In Chile it is considered one of the best early cherries.
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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.