Skeena cherry

Skeena cherry comes from Canada, more specifically from the Summerland research station.
Skeena cherry, variety Skeena, late cherry

It cherry have reference code “13S 43-48”.

Curiosities: we talk about Skeena as a variety of cherry similar to Lapins or improved Lapins. Although Skeena is not a Lapins clone. The harvest date is similar to Lapins, has better flavor, larger size, easier to form and less concentrated fruit.

Its flavor, size, color and hardness make Skeena a cherry variety of excellent quality. Good selling prices can be obtained if the market is not saturated.

Characteristics of the Skeena Cherry variety

Flowering: The variety of cherry Skeena is self-fertile. Alleles S1S4 ‘. It has a medium flowering (it flowers between April 1 and 7).

Maturation: Skeena cherry, mature 25 days after Burlat. Therefore it is a day later than Lapins. For its pick-up date, it is a cherry variety of late ripening.

Productivity:  Skeena has elevated production capacity. It is considered of early entry into production. Other sources are very productive.

Vigor and carriage of the tree: Skeena is a vigorous cherry tree and has a openness. Because of its openness, Skeena is easier to handle than Lapins.

Morphological characteristics of Skeena Cherry

Size: when harvest time is reached, cherries can be turned into a thick size. The Cherry Skeena has a size of 28-29 mm.

Form: The cherry Skeena has the rounded shape.

Skin color: The variety of Cherry Skeena, has a maroon color at maturity. It is a very attractive color for the Spanish market.

Pulp color: The flesh of Skeena, shows color Red.
Taste: The variety of Cherry Skeena is considered to have a very good flavorFirmness: The cherry Skeena is firm. Its good firmness, helps a good post-harvest.

Cracked resistance: the cherry variety Skeena has good resistance to cracking, splitting or cracking. Because of its resistance to cracking, it is a “safe” cherry variety for areas with risk of cracking.

Cracked area.

Length of the peduncle: The cherry Skeena, has a peduncle length media.

Does not release the peduncle.

Positive aspects: It is self-fertile. It has an early entry into production. Good post-harvest when maintaining the green peduncle.

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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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