Staccato cherry

Staccato cherry was obtained by the Summerland research station in Canada. Staccato, is also known as Summer Charm and Sweet Lathe. Its origin is an open pollinated seed of Sweet Heart planted in 1982. Reference name 13S 20-09 (1991 year). The year of registration is 2002.

Image Staccato cherry, cherry variety Staccato (Sumer Charm), 13S 20-09 very late ripening cherry

Curiosities: It is one of the best extra-late ripening cherries that exist. It gives fruits of better quality than Sweet Heart and resists better the high temperatures, although this does not mean that it can be planted anywhere.

Staccato cherry features

Flowering: Staccato cherry variety is self-fertile. It is a cherry variety of early flowering (it blooms during the last week of March). It belongs to Group III (S3S4) of pollinators.

Maturation: Summer Charm is a very late maturing variety, matures a week after Sweet Heart, 38 days after Burlat .

Productivity: Staccato, is a variety of good productivity. The entry into production is slower than other varieties, when it comes to fruit it may be necessary to carry out pruning to reduce the number of fruits and increase the size.

Vigor and carriage of the tree: Summer Charm is medium vigor and carries semi-erect.

Agronomic Characterization of the Staccato Cherry

Size: Stacato cherry, have a medium-thick size of 27-28mm.

Form: Summer Charm is round or flattened.

Skin color: The variety of cherry Summer Charm , when it reaches maturity, has a red color.

Pulp color: Staccato pulp is Red.

Taste: Staccato is a sweet cherry with a flavor, but better than Sweet Heart. Other sources classify it as medium or good taste quality.

Firmness: Staccato cherry is firm.

Cracked resistance: Summer Charm cherry variety, has medium resistance to cracking. Other sources indicate that it has good resistance to rain. By the very late maturity date, the probability of rain damage is usually somewhat lower.

Cracked area.

Length of peduncle: Staccato is a peduncle long cherry. Good feature for the collection.

Does not release the peduncle.

Positive aspects: Self-fertile variety. Very late ripening time.

Negative aspects: Slow entry into production.

Complete information on the patent Staccato (13S 20-09).

Recommended reading

If you consider our article about the Staccato cherry variety interesting. We have a large amount of published information on cherry varieties. From, we recommend the following readings:

Characteristics of more than 50 types of cherry.
Cherry Varieties: UPOV Classification
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.

2 thoughts on “Staccato cherry

  1. We have had them for the first time this year. A beautiful looking cherry and the flavor is spectacular. Will always look for these.

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