Merton Premier


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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 Merton Premier

 

Old English cherry variety of note.  No commercial value under current grade standards.

 

  Origin: Unknown.  U. K.
  Parentage: Emperor Francis Z x Bedford Prolific
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: N/A 
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Bing minus 18 days 
  Fruit Size: Small to medium for season 
  Fruit Shape:

Heart

  Skin Colour: Mahogany/black 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Light red 
  Hardness: Soft to firm
  Flavour:

Sweet and juicy 

  Stone:

Large for size of fruit 

Gross Qualities

  Cracking: Quite resistant to rain splitting 
  Stem: Long 
  Storage: N/A-poor 

Tree

  Cropping: Heavy 
  Blossom: Mid-season
  Pollination: Noted as group IV in chemes by Norman H. Grubb
  Vigour: Vigorous 
  Tree Habit/Form: Erect

Notes

 

Resistant to brown rot, blossom wilt, susceptible to bacterial canker

 

 

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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