ASSESSMENT OF SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS AND SELECTIONS IN LATVIA
Twelve sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cultivars and 6 selections were tested at the Latvia State Institute of Fruit-Growing; all but Lapins are suitable for growing in Latvia. Lapins should only be grown in the best sites for sweet cherries. Newly released cultivar Paula from the Latvian sweet cherry program was entered for registration in 2007. Six hybrids were selected with good winter hardiness and improved fruit quality (fruit weight 6-9 g, firmness 4.5-7 N/mm, soluble solids content of 18.1-20.2°Brix). Four hybrids showed improved resistance to rain-induced fruit cracking, and extended the harvest season.
Ruisa, S. and Krasnova, I. (2013). ASSESSMENT OF SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS AND SELECTIONS IN LATVIA. Acta Hortic. 976, 161-166
Prunus avium cultivars, selection, fruit traits