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Sandra Rose Cherry on Krymsk 5 (Spring 2022)


A dark red, almost black, self-fertile sweet cherry.

Sandra Rose is a self-fertile sweet cherry that is an excellent pollinator with a mid-season bloom. The tree is spreading with a vigorous habit.

Ripening 3-4 days after Bing, Sandra Rose is highly rated for flavor. It is a deep, dark red, almost black

This cherry comes from the Summerland breeding program in Canada. The original goal of the Summerland program was to develop late varieties that would be suitable for growers in British Columbia, but it has now produced cherries that span the season, including Stella, Santina, and Cristalina.

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Sandra Rose is a self-fertile sweet cherry that is an excellent pollinator with a mid-season bloom. The tree is spreading with a vigorous habit.

Ripening 3-4 days after Bing, Sandra Rose is highly rated for flavor. It is a deep, dark red, almost black

This cherry comes from the Summerland breeding program in Canada. The original goal of the Summerland program was to develop late varieties that would be suitable for growers in British Columbia, but it has now produced cherries that span the season, including Stella, Santina, and Cristalina.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Cherry
Subcategory: Crack-Resistant, Sweet, Self-Fertile

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: deep crimson

Fruit Origins

Parentage: 2N-61-18 x Sunburst
Origin: British Columbia, Canada
Introduced in:
Introduced by: Summerland Varieties Corp.

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Jun 23 (approximate, in New York State) + 3 days after Bing

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Krymsk 5 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (60% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (60% of Standard)

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