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BurgundyPearl® Cherry on Mahaleb (Spring 2022)

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A large, mid-season sweet cherry that crops heavily. Also known as NY 38L.

This pendant-style tree is a heavy bloomer and cropper, and it should be pruned aggressively to avoid overcropping. It is vigorous, hardy, and resistant to bacterial canker. BurgundyPearl® is not self-fertile, and it will require a second sweet cherry tree as a pollenizer. We recommend Sweetheart™ or Whitegold®, both "universal pollenizers" with compatible bloom times. (This variety is genetically incompatible with any tree in the S3S4 pollen group, which includes: Napoleon, Cavalier®, Somerset, Kristin, Royal Anne, Emperor Francis, Lambert Ulster, and Bing.)

Ripening just before Bing, the fruit produced by BurgundyPearl® is larger than that of Bing, firm and crunchy, with an exceptional mild and sweet flavor. It has an attractive translucent red skin, and it is about 12g in weight and 22% sugar. The long harvest period makes this a great tree for the home orchard. This is one of the "Pearl Series" cherries released by Cornell in 2008.

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This pendant-style tree is a heavy bloomer and cropper, and it should be pruned aggressively to avoid overcropping. It is vigorous, hardy, and resistant to bacterial canker. BurgundyPearl® is not self-fertile, and it will require a second sweet cherry tree as a pollenizer. We recommend Sweetheart™ or Whitegold®, both "universal pollenizers" with compatible bloom times. (This variety is genetically incompatible with any tree in the S3S4 pollen group, which includes: Napoleon, Cavalier®, Somerset, Kristin, Royal Anne, Emperor Francis, Lambert Ulster, and Bing.)

Ripening just before Bing, the fruit produced by BurgundyPearl® is larger than that of Bing, firm and crunchy, with an exceptional mild and sweet flavor. It has an attractive translucent red skin, and it is about 12g in weight and 22% sugar. The long harvest period makes this a great tree for the home orchard. This is one of the "Pearl Series" cherries released by Cornell in 2008.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Cherry
Subcategory: Crack-Resistant, Sweet

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: sport of NY 38 (Royalton x Hedel Finger)
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 2008
Introduced by: NYSAES; Dr. Bob Andersen and Dr. Susan Brown

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Jun 16 (approximate, in New York State) - 4 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:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (80% of Standard)

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