Sue cherry, is a Canadian production belonging to the Summerland research station. Its origin is a cross between the varieties Bing and Schmidt. The crossing is between very old varieties and similar to the one that allowed obtaining the cherry VIC (1937).
Curiosities: Sue, it’s a bicolor cherry variety. Cherries of homogeneous and garnet color are more valued in the market of sale to the consumer. It is a variety not very known, by its characteristics the main destination of the production should be the food industry.
Chill hours: A study published by the CSIC in 1987 indicates very high cold needs, greater than 1100 hours for the variety of Cherry Sue.
Characteristics Sue Cherry
Bloom: Sue Cherry is self-sterile and medium bloom (first week of April). It belongs to Group IV of pollinators. Among other varieties, you can pollinate with Van (Group II) and Garrafal Napoleon (Group III).
Maturation: Cherry variety Sue, matures 16 days after Burlat. So, it’s a variety mid-season cherry.
Productivity: Sue is a cherry variety with high productivity.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: it is vigorous and has an erect bearing.
Agronomic characterization of Sue cherry
Size: The fruit is small in size, with an equivalent diameter of approximately 25 mm.
Form: The variety Sue, has a cordiform form.
Skin color: When ripe, Bicolor Cherry Sue is red on cream.
Pulp Color: Sue cherries have creamy white pulp.
Taste: The flavor of the cherry variety Sue, is scarce.
Firmness: Sue is a variety of soft consistency.
Resistance to cracking: Sue cherries have very good resistance to splitting or cracking.
Peduncle length: Colorado Peak has a very long peduncle. Favorable aspect in the face of collection.
Do not release the peduncle.
Positive aspects: Very resistant to cracking. Productivity elevated.
Negative aspects: Caliber or sparse size. Stepped and irregular ripening.
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