Skeena® (13S4348)

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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 Skeena®

 

Skeena® is a mid-late cherry of extremely high fruit quality.  
It is challenging to pollinate and protect from splitting.

 

  Origin: Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada
  Parentage: 2N-60-7 x 2N-38-22
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: 13S-43-48
  Protection & Royalties:

PVR 2812, New Zealand

® 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 16 days 
  Fruit Size: Large 
  Fruit Shape:

Kidney

  Skin Colour: Dark red 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Dark red
  Hardness: Hard, crunchy 
  Flavour:

Good to excellent 

  Stone:

Small to medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Not rain tolerant.  Splits readily. 
  Stem: Long, thin 
  Storage: Excellent.  Can split post packing 

Tree

  Cropping: Light 
  Blossom: Mid-season in Canada, but appears mid-late season in Central Otago
  Pollination: Self fertile but difficult to pollinate; S1, S4
  Vigour: Vigorous 
  Tree Habit/Form: Very upright

Notes

 

Tree susceptible to bacterial blast, low productivity due to poor pollination but fantastic quality fruit when you get it.

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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Flat Heart
cherry-Heart
Heart
cherry-Kidney
Kidney
cherry-Long-Heart
Long Heart
cherry-Round
Round
 
 
 

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