Chelan (PC 7146-23) cherry

A Washington State University cherry variety
Chelan-cherry-variety

Comments

Some crack resistance. Storage very good. Tends to set heavy crops. Chill requirement lower than Bing. Set may be reduced to increase fruit size – use Bing as pollinator. Good shipper. Good on Mazzard rootstock, incompatibility on Maheleb. (Information taken from U.S.A. data.)

Commercial or trial status

Commercial

Maturity Season

Early

Maturity

10 to 12 days before Bing.

Fruit size

Medium to large. Average fruit weight 10.7g.

Fruit shape

round heart shaped

Skin

Dark red/mahogany.

Flesh

Very firm, low acid, freestone and good colour.

Pollinator Notes

Index but overlaps with Bing, can use Van, heavy flowering. Also Rainer.