VIC cherry, was obtained in Canada by the Vineland research station. The year of collection is 1937. The origin or provenance of the VIC cherry, is a cross between the varieties Bing and Schmidt.
Curiosities: It is an ancient cherry, obtained at a time similar to Van and of very similar characteristics.
Characteristics of VIC Cherry
Flowering: VIC is a self-sterile variety, belonging to Group XIII and late blooming (second week of April) . Among other varieties, it can be pollinated with Summit (Group I), Kordia (Group VI), Cristalina (Group II).
Maturation: The VIC cherry, is harvested 20 days after Burlat. Due to its maturation period, it is a variety </strong > cherry late.
Productivity: VIC is a variety of high productivity.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: Its vigor is medium and the bearing of the cherry tree is open.
Agronomic characterization of VIC cherry
Size: The size of the fruit is medium-thick with a size of 27-28mm.
Form: The cherry has a cordiform.
Skin color: When it reaches maturity, it presents garnet color, commercially very well valued.
Pulp color: The flesh of the VIC cherry is dark red.
Taste: As a good descendant of Bing, the variety of cherry VIC, is classified with a taste very good.
Firmness: VIC Cherry is firm consistency, aspect that gives us that crunchy feeling so nice to consume them.
Cracked resistance: Vic cherries have good cracking resistance, is one step below the maximum resistance rating.
Cracked area: Cracking usually occurs in the apical.
Length of peduncle: VIC has a peduncle of long length. Appearance that favors VIC crop versus Van’s short peduncle.
Drop the peduncle when it reaches maturity, allow harvest without tail. It is inside the set of cherries without tails or “ cherry pillory ” .
Positive aspects: P high performance. Produce fruits of quality, firm and of good taste. Good resistance to cracking.
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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.