EVALUATION OF SOME LOCAL GREEK YELLOW SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS
The trees of the yellow sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cultivars in the experimental orchard were, grafted on cherry seedling rootstock (Mazzard) and trained as a typical vase shape planted at distances 6 x 6 m apart. The studied cultivars showed a wide range of the following characteristics; beginning of harvest: 23 May till 15 June, productivity: 30-115 kg per tree, mean fruit weight: 4.9-8.8 g, mean fruit length: 20.3-23.5 mm, mean fruit width: 20.0-25.0 mm, total soluble solids: 16.3-21.1°Brix, stone weight: 0.19-0.65 g, ratio of stone: fruit weight 1:8.8-1:26.2, length of leaf blade:10.6-12.8 cm, and width of leaf blade:4.75-6.05 cm. The studied cultivars may have a potential for breeding purposes in the future due to their characteristics.
Chatzicharissis, I., Kazantzis, K., Sotiropoulos, T. and Koutinas, N. (2013). EVALUATION OF SOME LOCAL GREEK YELLOW SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS. Acta Hortic. 981, 209-212
Prunus avium, cultivar description, fruit breeding