Earlise® (Rivedel)

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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 Earlise®

 

Earlise® is the earliest ripening high quality cherry.  
It ripens 4 to 5 days before Burlat with 50% more tonnage and is more precocious.

 

Origin: Bred by Mssr. P. Argot, France
Parentage: Unknown
Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Rivedel (309303) 
Protection & Royalties:

Tree Royalty Payable - Non-Propagation. Agreement required

PVR grant number SFM091

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Fruit

External

Maturity: Bing minus 32 to 34 days.  
Half the crop is picked by the time Burlat begins to ripen.  
The other half finishes at the same time as Burlat ripens. 
Fruit Size: Large for the season at 9 to 10 gms (approx 26 mm) but size depends on crop load. 
Fruit Shape:

Round Heart

Skin Colour: Dark red 

Internal

Flesh Colour: Dark red 
Hardness: Semi hard 
Flavour:

Good to excellent for season 

Stone:

Medium to small 

Gross Qualities

Cracking: Susceptible to cracking near harvest.  Better than Burlat for crack resistance 
Stem: Long.  Can brown if not handled with care in cool chain. 
Storage: Short storage potential 

Tree

Cropping: Regular.  Produces 30% o 50% more tonnage than Burlat on a regular basis.
Capable of very heavy crops.  Over cropping affects fruit size. 
Blossom: White,, mid to late bloom
Pollination: Not self fertile.  Pollinated by Sweetheart® (best), Stella or Lapins
Vigour: Good 
Tree Habit/Form: Pendulous branching tree

Notes

 

Good hardy tree, grows well.  Care and planning pollination required.  Best very early cherry.

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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

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