Sweet Valentine® (Summac)

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McGrath Nurseries Ltd have used their best endeavours to ensure this chart is accurate, however, it should be used as a guide only.

We do not accept any responsibility for harm, loss or damage caused or resulting from your use or reliance on any of the information contained in this chart in the event that any of that information is inaccurate or incomplete. Maturity information on some new varieties has been based totally on overseas data, not local experience and therefore may not be accurate.

We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart and rely on your own inquiries in relation to any district performance relative to the standard timings indicated.

NewZealand-CentralOtago

Maturity based on Alexandra in Central Otago

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Cherry. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Alexandra in Central Otago. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Marlborough -10 days
  • Havelock = -16 days
  • Hastings = -18 days
  • Twyford -22 days
NOTE: We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart... See our Maturity Disclaimer

icon-cherry Sweet Valentine®

 

A very late maturing, natural mutation of Lapins occurring in Central Otago.  
Maturity approximately 38 days after Bing.

 

  Origin: Alexandra, Central Otago.
  Parentage: Lapins mutation
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Summac 
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Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing plus 38 days
  Fruit Size: Larger than Lapins at 30mm to 32mm 
  Fruit Shape:

Round - Heart

  Skin Colour: Dark red 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark red 
  Hardness: Firm 
  Flavour:

Very good 

  Stone:

Medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Average resistance to cracking 
  Stem: Unique - grows small, 1 cm long then forms a full note with 2, 3 or 4 cherries on each of the substems
on around 60% of the fruit 
  Storage: Good 

Tree

  Cropping: Regular, heavy 
  Blossom: White and mid season
  Pollination: Self fertile
  Vigour: Low 
  Tree Habit/Form: Very upright

Notes

 

Can pull from the stem prior to harvest.
The unique stem transfers its presentation in a box and can create difficulties with mechanical sizing. 

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
cherry-Heart
Heart
cherry-Kidney
Kidney
cherry-Long-Heart
Long Heart
cherry-Round
Round
 
 
 

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