Dawson


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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
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icon-cherry Dawson

 

New Zealand's traditional Christmas cherry

 

  Origin: A chance seedling found by the Dawson family, Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand
  Parentage: Unknown
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: None
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing minus 13 days; mid late December in Central Otago 
  Fruit Size: Small to medium; 22/24/26 mm average when well grown 
  Fruit Shape:

Long Heart

  Skin Colour: Rich burgundy 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark red 
  Hardness: Firm 
  Flavour:

Sweet and juicy 

  Stone:

Medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Susceptible to cracking
  Stem: medium long thin stem 
  Storage: Long 

Tree

  Cropping: Heavy, regular 
  Blossom: Mid season
  Pollination: Not self fertile; pollinated by Stella or Bing
  Vigour: High 
  Tree Habit/Form: Upright when young; moderately spreading when mature

Notes

 

Standard Christmas cherry for Central Otago.
Very similar to Noir de Ariben (UK) and Ron's seedling (Australia) 

 

 

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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