Sweetheart®

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McGrath Nurseries Ltd have used their best endeavours to ensure this chart is accurate, however, it should be used as a guide only.

We do not accept any responsibility for harm, loss or damage caused or resulting from your use or reliance on any of the information contained in this chart in the event that any of that information is inaccurate or incomplete. Maturity information on some new varieties has been based totally on overseas data, not local experience and therefore may not be accurate.

We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart and rely on your own inquiries in relation to any district performance relative to the standard timings indicated.

NewZealand-CentralOtago

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
NOTE: We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart... See our Maturity Disclaimer

icon-cherry Sweetheart®

 

Sweetheart® is the most important late maturing cherry in New Zealand.  
It combines high productivity, exceptional fruit quality and shipability.

 

  Origin: W. D. Lane, 1994, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada
  Parentage: Van x 2S-28-28
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: 13S-22-8 
  Protection & Royalties:

® Registered Trademark - Royalty payable. Non-Propagation Agreement Required

  Exclusivity: icon-green Available only from and exclusively licensed to McGrath Nurseries Ltd in New Zealand

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing plus 20 days
  Fruit Size: Large for season 
  Fruit Shape:

Round to Heart

  Skin Colour: Dark cherry red 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Red fleshed
  Hardness: Hard, responsive to GA, can be crunchy 
  Flavour:

Good, sweet and slightly aromatic 

  Stone:

Small to medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Goes through rain well unless lightly cropped 
  Stem: Thick, medium length 
  Storage: Good to excellent 

Tree

  Cropping: Very heavy and precocious and must be managed to maintain fruit size 
  Blossom: White, mid to late season
  Pollination: Self fertile; S1, S4
  Vigour: Medium to high 
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading

Notes

 

Sweetheart® is a heavily cropping, self fertile cherry tree producing high yields of large sized, high quality, excellent storing fruit.

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
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Heart
cherry-Kidney
Kidney
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Long Heart
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Round
 
 
 

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