Romance® (Molmac)

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Maturity based on Alexandra in Central Otago

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Cherry. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Alexandra in Central Otago. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Marlborough -10 days
  • Havelock = -16 days
  • Hastings = -18 days
  • Twyford -22 days
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Late maturing mutation of Lapins.  Found as a limb mutation.  Reputedly larger size and firmer than Lapins.

 

  Origin: Basil Goodman, Molyneux Orchards (45 South) Cromwell, 1997
  Parentage: Mutation of Lapins
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: (Molmac) 
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Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing plus 16 to 18 days
  Fruit Size: Reputed larger than Lapins (28 to 32MM) with same tonnage/ha. 
  Fruit Shape:

Round heart

  Skin Colour: Dark red mahogany 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark red 
  Hardness: Semi hard  
  Flavour:

Good 

  Stone:

Medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Low; good tolerance to rain
  Stem: Medium 
  Storage: Good storage potential 

Tree

  Cropping: Regular; capable of very heavy crops 
  Blossom: Mid
  Pollination: Self fertile
  Vigour: High when young; Settled with cropping 
  Tree Habit/Form: Very upright tree

Notes

 

Reported as several days later than Lapins.
Firm and with significantly larger fruit at same or higher tonnages as Lapins. 

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
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Heart
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Kidney
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Long Heart
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Round
 
 
 

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