Sylvia cherry

Sylvia cherry (4C 17 31 ), obtained by the Summerland research station, located in Canada. The origin of Sylvia, is a cross made in 1957 between the varieties Van and Sam It was released during the year 1988.

 Sylvia cherry, variety of cherry Sylvia, late ripening cherry

Curiosities: Sylvia is a variety fruit of the same varietal crossing that better known varieties such as Summit or Canada Giant, however, does not look much like their “brothers”. Its estimated productivity is 15t / ha, similar to Lapins according to data from Chile.

Chill hours: Data from a cherry tree nursery Chilean, encrypt the needs of cold in 800 hours.

Characteristics of the Sylvia Cherry

Flowering: The variety of cherry Sylvia, is self-sterile. Sylvia belongs to Group IX, is late flowering (second week of April ). It can be pollinated with Canada Giant (Group I), Kordia (Group VI) or Skeena (S1 S4′).

Maturation: Sylvia cherry, is late ripening, matches Sunburst 21 days after Burlat.

Productivity: Sylvia cherry have high-very high productivity. A study published in 2002 indicated an average production (four years) higher than 20t / ha, the plantation had a density of 400 trees / ha and the graft carrier was dwarfed SL-64 .

Vigor and bearing of the tree: The variety of cherry Sylvia, is of medium vigor and has a strong bearing. Precocious entry into production and regular.

Sylvia Cherry, morphological characteristics

Size: Sylvia cherries have caliber or size very thick. As it matures, Sylvia reaches calibers of 29-30 mm.

Form: The variety of cherry Sylvia presents rounded shape.

Skin color: Sylvia Cherry, has a bright dark red color.

Pulp Color: Sylvia has Red pulp.

Taste: The variety Sylvia, is a variety of good taste. 20-22 Brix juicy and balanced sugar / acidity ratio when harvested mature.

Firmness: The Sylvia cherry, has firm medium-high. 70-75 durofeel.

Cracked resistance: Sylvia, depending on the source has medium-good crack resistance.

Cracked area.

Length of the peduncle:  Sylvia has the peduncle of size medium-long.

Does not release the peduncle.

Positive aspects: High productivity, suitable for high density plantations.

Negative aspects: Difficult to branch.

Recommended reading

Finally, I would like you to continue on our website to enjoy more interesting content about cherry varieties. I take this opportunity to make the following recommendations:
Characteristics of the varieties of Cherry.
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.

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