Sam


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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 Sam

Sam is a dark red cherry, prone to splitting, and regarded too soft for export.

  Origin: Not known
  Parentage: Not known
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Not known
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing plus 4 days
  Fruit Size: Medium
  Fruit Shape:

Cherry - Heart

  Skin Colour: Black

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark red
  Hardness: Moderately Firm
  Flavour:

Mild

  Stone:

Medium to large for fruit size

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Prone to splitting
  Stem: Medium/Long
  Storage: Acceptable but not long

Tree

  Cropping: High
  Blossom: White
  Pollination: Lambert, Kordia
  Vigour: High
  Tree Habit/Form: Moderately spreading tree

Notes

 

Sam is regarded as being too soft to be exported reliably.

It is susceptible to splitting.  A hardy tree, and a largely redundant variety.

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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

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