/mid to late

cherry varieties

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INSPECTING CHERRY QUALITY

INSPECTING CHERRY QUALITY

BC cherries like all cherries grown in the world, rely heavily on Mother Nature to bring BC growers a bountiful cherry crop. Adverse weather (frost, cold temperatures, and rain), can delay the crop, while unseasonably warm weather will bring on the cherry harvest early.  Below are many of the mid to late cherry varieties popular in Canada and around the world. Most varieties were developed through cross-breeding programs at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in Summerland, B.C. Please contact us or visit the PARC website for more information.

 

Stardust Cherry - Rainier Type (13N-07-70)

Picked about a week after the Rainier cherry, the Stardust variety has more of a "golden" colour with a beautiful red blush. Developed by W.D. Lane, at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada. Stardust crops medium to large size fruit, very sweet, firm and crunchy with excellent flavour. This variety can extend your "Rainier" cherry sales by an extra 10 days. Excellent shelf-life.

 

Parentage: 2N-63-20 x Stella

 

 

 

 

Lapins Cherry (13S-28-26)

Lapins cherries are perhaps the no.1 selling variety in the world and represent half our cherry crop. Lapins cherries are known for their tiny pit, big fruit size, sweetness and dark almost-black colour; a favorite among Canadians, Americans, Europeans and Taiwanese. Developed by K.O. Lapins and W.D. Lane, at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Summerland, BC, Canada. Fruit crops very large and firm. Good Shelf-life, easy to handle. Very popular variety with retailers and consumers alike. All Sizes.

 

Parentage: Van x Stella

 

 

Sonata Cherry (13N 6-59)

Sonatas are picked just before the Lapins and are an extremely big, black, beautiful cherry. Very firm flesh and they have a nice lustre that makes them very appetizing to look at and best of all they taste wonderful. This variety crops heavy and their green stems are long and thick. Very nice variety to retail and your customers will come back for more. Short picking window but it is available just before the onslaught of Lapins begins so you can make some good returns. Available by Air and Truck.

 

 

 

 

Sweetheart Cherry (13S-22-8)

Sweetheart cherries are a beautiful naturally red cherry and perhaps the no.2 selling variety in the world. They have an attractive heart-shaped appearance and the fruit is very sweet with extremely firm flesh. Developed by W.D. Lane at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Summerland, BC, Canada and picking usually starts right after the Lapins variety. You will love eating this variety. Fruit usually crops medium to large size, 9.5R average. Long Shelf-life, easy to handle. Very popular variety with retailers and consumers alike.

 

Parentage: Van x 2S-28-28

 

 

 

 

Staccato Cherry (13S-20-09)

The Staccato cherry is one of the last and best Canadian varieties we have to offer. We have an enormous amount of these wonderfully sweet, very firm, crunchy, dark cherries. Developed by W.D. Lane at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Summerland BC, Canada. Staccato cherries crop medium to large size fruit, 9.5R average. Long Shelf-life, easy to handle. Very popular variety with retailers and consumers alike.

 

Parentage: Sweetheart x Stella
 

 

 

 

Sentennial Cherry (SPC-103)

The Sentennial cherry is our last big volume cherry variety and we can never keep up with the demand for this super-hard, crunchy, super-sweet variety...one of our personal favorites. Developed at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Summerland BC, Canada. This is the last cherry variety to be picked by most growers in the Okanagan Valley. Often marketed by name to keep your customers coming back again and again. Fruit crops medium to large size fruit, 9.5R average. Extremely Long Shelf-life, easy to handle. Extremely popular variety with retailers and consumers alike.

 

Parentage: Sweetheart x Unknown

 

 

 

 

More Cherry Varieties

 


Celeste Cherries (13S-24-28)
 
Origin: Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada
Parentage: Unknown


Regina Cherries (57/201)

Origin: Esteburg-Fruit Research Station, Jork, Germany
Parentage: Schneiders späte knorpelkische x Rube x 1957


Sovereign Cherries (13S-21-01)

Origin: Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Summerland, BC, Canada
Parentage: Sweetheart x Unknown


Summit Cherries (4C-18-21) by K.O. Lapins

Origin: Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Summerland, BC, Canada
Parentage: Van x Sam
 

Sylvia Cherries by W.D. Lane & K.O. Lapins

Origin: Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada    
Parentage:     Van x Sam

 

 

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