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Hudson Cherry on Mahaleb (Spring 2022)


A late-season, sweet, dark cherry. Also known as NY 591.

This cherry blooms late and is not self-fertile. It should be paired with another mid-late blooming cherry. Recommendations include Bing, Van, Regina, Hedelfingen, and Emperor Francis or any mid-late blooming universal pollenizer such as Black Gold. Hudson is incompatible with Rainier, Republican, and Viscount. The tree is cold hardy and moderately resistant to bacterial canker. 

The fruit are large and crack resistant with excellent flavor. The firmness of these cherries enables extended harvest for home growers.

Hudson was bred at the NY Experimental Station in Geneva, NY in the 1930s and introduced as a late-season option for commercial growers in 1964.

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This cherry blooms late and is not self-fertile. It should be paired with another mid-late blooming cherry. Recommendations include Bing, Van, Regina, Hedelfingen, and Emperor Francis or any mid-late blooming universal pollenizer such as Black Gold. Hudson is incompatible with Rainier, Republican, and Viscount. The tree is cold hardy and moderately resistant to bacterial canker. 

The fruit are large and crack resistant with excellent flavor. The firmness of these cherries enables extended harvest for home growers.

Hudson was bred at the NY Experimental Station in Geneva, NY in the 1930s and introduced as a late-season option for commercial growers in 1964.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Cherry
Subcategory: Crack-Resistant, Sweet

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, canning, freezing
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Oswego x Giant
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1964
Introduced by: NY Experimental Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Jul 11 (approximate, in New York State) + 21 days after Bing

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Mahaleb Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (80% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Bacterial Canker of Stone Fruit: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (80% of Standard)

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