Satin Cherry , was obtained by the research station Summerland (Canada). Its origin is a cross made in 1976 between Lapins and 2N 39-05 (Van x Stella). Publication year, 1997. More names: Sumele and 13N 06-49 code. The variety was registered under the name of Sumele in the European varietal record during the year 2005. The rights of exploitation of the variety of cherry Satin extend until the year 2035, being necessary authorization of the publisher (IPS), to be able to multiply the variety.
Curiosities: It is a cherry recently introduced in Spain, for its maturation date must compete with cherries of high quality and better studied behavior.
Characteristics of the Satin cherry
Flowering: The variety of cherry Satin is self-sterile and early flowering (last week of March) or > media depending on the source consulted. Sumele belongs to Group II (S 1 S 3) of pollinators. The pollinator varieties proposed by its publisher are Burlat (Group XVI), Staccato (Group III) and Starking (Group I).
Maturation: Satin cherries matures 17 days after Burlat. So, Sumele is a variety of cherry mid-season.
Productivity: Satin productivity is high. A study conducted by IMIDA shows a production capacity slightly lower than Van.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: Satin cherry tree has medium vigor and erect. The editor recommends grafting the variety on vigorous rootstocks. Publications of Italian origin warn that it may be difficult to branch.
Cold hours: Cold requirements are very similar to Burlat, although somewhat lower.
Agronomic characterization of Satin cherry
Size: Satin cherries are thick-very thick, according to data provided by its editor, reaches sizes 28-30 mm in diameter. German sources indicate calibers of 29-31mm.
Form: Satin cherries have a cordiform form.
Skin color: Satin reaches maturity with the Garnet color.
Pulp color: The variety of cherry Satin, has the pulp of dark red.
Taste: The taste of cherry Sumele, is good.
Firmness: Satin cherries are firm. It is a cherry with a high firmness and a crunchy consistency.
Cracked resistance: Satin cherries have a good resistance to cracking, cracking or splitting.
Length of the peduncle: Satin cherry has a medium-long pedicel.
Do not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: Supports a long harvest period. Firm and suitable for transport. Suitable for high density plantations.
Negative aspects: Requires pollinators.
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