Cherry variety “Competitor” was obtained at the Research Institute of the Oryol Region, by selection from free pollination of “Samorodok” cherries. The authors are: Trofimova T.A., Dzhigadlo E.N., Zavyalova A.V., Kolesnikova A.F., Mikheeva M.V. Cherry Competitor included in the State. Register in 2006, zoned to the Central Black Earth Region.
Cherry Competitor: description of the variety and characteristics
Cherry Competitor: photo of the variety
Cherry variety Competitor - medium-sized, stretches up to three meters. The crown has the shape of a ball, not thickened, branches are spreading, slightly lowered. Shoots are smooth, chocolate-colored, medium-sized, straight-growing. The stem and main branches are covered with dark brown bark without roughness. The leaf of the cherry variety Competitor is rounded-elongated, marsh-colored. The upper end of the sheet plate is acute-angled, the base has the shape of a wedge, the sheet is serrated along the perimeter. The surface of the sheet is matte, without roughness, the plate is concave, with an arc downward. Marsh-colored glands, pronounced at the base of the leaf plate and petiole. The petiole has a bluish tint, reaches two centimeters in length, with a circumference of 2 mm. The bud is triangular in shape, firmly planted on the shoot, size 3 mm. One inflorescence contains up to four flowers. Corolla circumference 2.15 cm, uncovered. Snow-white petals, touching each other tightly. The location of the stigma above the level of the anthers. The pistil is 1.1 cm long, the stamen is 9.8 mm. The cup is not wide, the sepals are smooth along the perimeter. Fruits are formed on bouquet branches.
Features of berries varieties
Cherry fruits Medium-sized competitor, from 3 to 3.5 grams, flattened round. Fruit dimensions 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.4 mm, H x L x B, respectively. The funnel is small and wide, the top is rounded. The external color of the fruit is claret-red, the flesh is claret-red, saturated with juice, the density is medium, the juice is claret-red. The stalk of the cherry variety Competitor is 4 cm long and 0.5 mm in diameter. The weight of the bone is 0.21 g, the shape is round, the weight of the bone is 7% of 100% of the fruit, black-yellow color, the top is oval, good separation from the pulp.
Cherry fruits Competitor have good appearance and taste, the overall score is 4.2 points. The taste of Konkuretnka cherry is sweet with not bright sourness, the pulp is abundantly saturated with juice.
- 15% dry matter
- 11.12% natural sugars and fructose.
- 1.71% acid
The flowering period is from 15 to 20 May. Fruits ripen at the same time (July 24), early ripening variety. Cherry variety Competitor is 40% self-fertile. Good indicators of frost resistance. Affected by moniliosis, but high immunity to coccomycosis.
The yield of the rival cherry variety varies from 58 centners per hectare to 104 centners per hectare. The variety is used in various fields: industry, breeding and private cultivation.
Cherry Competitor: reviews of gardeners about the variety
- Tamara Mikhailovna, Leningrad region: “Our Cherry Competitor brought its first harvest in the fourth year after planting, which is not too late when compared with other cherry varieties. Subject to the rules of nutrition, cultivation and care in general, the Competitor cherry will definitely be able to stand for many years and delight with delicious berries. "
- Alexander Alexandrovich, Chelyabinsk region: “Taste qualities and ripening times of the cherry variety Competitor is at its best, the variety is indeed an excellent“ competitor ”to many other varieties. However, unfortunately, the variety is not as resistant to moniliosis as I would like, and a couple of times the Competitor cherry was still infected with this unpleasant disease. "