Summit


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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
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icon-cherry Summit

 

Summit is an excellent quality early to mid season cherry.  
It is large, crunchy hard and exports well.  It is shy cropping.

 

  Origin: K. O. Lapins, 1973.  Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada
  Parentage: Van x Sam
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: 4C-18-21
  Protection & Royalties:     

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing minus 11 days
  Fruit Size: Large to Very Large
  Fruit Shape:

Flat Heart with slight point

  Skin Colour: Attractive glossy dark red 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Light red 
  Hardness: Hard to Very Hard 
  Flavour:

Good to excellent 

  Stone:

Large 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Somewhat susceptible to cracking 
  Stem: Medium thick and long 
  Storage: Good storage potential 

Tree

  Cropping: Known for very low yields. Non Precocious 
  Blossom: White, late
  Pollination: Can be difficult to pollinate.  This, combined with suspected early frost susceptibility are the limiting factors for this variety.  
Sam and Lambert and perhaps Kordia® are pollinators.
  Vigour: Vigorous 
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading to upright 

Notes

 

Summit is a beautiful, glossy cherry.  It is a very high quality cherry with crunch and is delicious.  
Tolerant to some rain but Samba® and Santina® are probably better.  
Plantings seem to be limited by pollination and perhaps early susceptibility.

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
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Heart
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Kidney
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Long Heart
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Round
 
 
 

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