Selection of Cherries – Ready Now 2nd July 2022
The trees begin to bear at a young age, are resistant to cracking, and the blossoms are very tolerant of frost. Roundish oval. Firm, not very fibrous, very juicy, good quality, slight almond flavour.
Ambrunes (Picota type) cherries naturally separate from their stalks when picked, leading them to be referred to as stalkless. The true variety comes from the west of Spain and is protected by a Denomination of Origin (DO) certificate, providing European Union, Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. To use the Picota name, cherries must be grown and packaged within the specified geographical area covering the farms within the Valley of the Jerte. Any Picota grown outside that are is called Ambrunes
It was developed in 1952 at Washington State University, USA by Harold Fogle. It is a cross between the Bing and Van cultivars.Rainiers are sweet cherries with creamy-yellow flesh and are considered a premium type of cherry.
Lapins (also known as Cherokee) is a popular self fertile dessert cherry. It produces good mid season crops of large, dark red sweet fruit.