Sonnet®

cherry-sonnet 20141118 1962069825
 

Maturity Disclaimer

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 Sonnet®

 

Sonnet® is a very large, heart shaped, glossy, dark red cherry of excellent quality for its season
  

  Origin: Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Summerland, BC, Canada; Breeder Dr. David W Lane; Released by Frank Kappel
  Parentage: Van x Stella; Released in 1998
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: 13S-39-51 
  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 minus 15 days 
  Fruit Size: Very large (12.4 gm average) 
  Fruit Shape:

Flat Heart similar to Summit

  Skin Colour: Dark red, translucent and shiny 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Pink with white streaks.  The light internal flesh gives the fruit a bright translucent red quality.  White juice. 
  Hardness: Hard 
  Flavour:

Very sweet and not strong or acidic.  Very desirable 

  Stone:

Medium 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Quite resistant to rain cracking 
  Stem: Moderately long and thick 
  Storage: Good 

Tree

  Cropping: High precocity
  Blossom: White and mid-season
  Pollination: Not self-fertile.  Stella is a good pollinator.
  Vigour: Medium to High 
  Tree Habit/Form: Spreading

Notes

 

Classified as white cherry and the squeezed juice is clear.
High quality large cherry.
Unique. 

 

 

Shapes of Cherry Key

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

© Copyright McGrath Nurseries Limited 2013


McGrath Nurseries Ltd
Specialist Fruit Tree Nurserymen and Intellectual Property Managers

Physical Address:
3/1628 Cambridge Rd,
SH 1, Cambridge,
New Zealand

Mailing Address:
3/1628 Cambridge Rd,
RD3 Hamilton 3283,
New Zealand

P: +64 7 827 8281
F: +64 7 827 7773
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.mcgrathnurseries.co.nz


MATURITY CHARTS:  Apple  |  Apricot  |  Cherry  |  Nectarine  |  Peach  |  Plum  |  Pear 

FRUIT VARIETIES:  Apple  |  Apricot|  Cherry  |  Nectarine  |  Peach  |  Plum |  Pear