Cherry Nefris is a native of Poland, bred in 1960 by S. Zalivsky, by free pollination of English Morel cherry (Lotova"," Schattenmorelle "). Cherry variety Nefris was sent on a state trial period in 1985.
Cherry Nefris: variety description and characteristics
Cherry Nefris: photo of the variety
Cherry tree Nephris is low to medium vigor, rounded crown, pyramidal, moderately dense. Fruits are formed in a mixed manner: on annual branches and bouquet branches.
Cherry fruits Nephris are large, sizes: eighteen by nineteen by seventeen mm, weigh up to five grams, dark red in color, round, slightly compressed vertically, there is a pronounced flat abdominal suture, the top is round with a dent from the pistil, the funnel is small and not wide, the groove wide, runs longitudinally to the dorsal seam. The inner content of the Nephris cherry is dark red, quite plump, juicy, sweet-sour, ruby-red juice. The size of the stone: eleven by nine by seven mm, the stone is in the form of an oval or egg, smooth, weighs 0.4 grams, this is eight percent of the weight of the berry, it can be easily separated from the pulp. The fruit stem reaches a length of thirty-one mm, the attachment to the berry is medium, the separation has a dry place of separation.
Features of culture
The Nephris cherry tree begins to bear fruit from the fourth year after grafting. It blooms medium and early, the fruits ripen medium and late - in the second half of July (ten to twelve days earlier than the Lotovaya variety). Cherry variety Nefris self-fertile, the best varieties for pollination: "Griot Ostheim"," Lotovaya ". High-yielding. The fruits can be harvested by machines. The variety is susceptible to frost. Has a weak immunity to fungal infections. For the most part, it is advisable to process berries.
Cherry variety Nefris in European countries (Poland, Bulgaria, Romania) is quite common; in Russian conditions it can be cultivated in areas characterized by mild winters.
Cherry Nefris: reviews of gardeners
Kristina Alexandrovna, Samara region: “Cherry varieties Nefris appeared on my garden five years ago, and I already had time to enjoy the harvest. The berries are tasty and large enough to make harvesting easier. "
Margarita Petrovna, Moscow region: "I didn't really like the Nefris cherry variety, it has no resistance to low temperature conditions, and with the weather in our region, this varietal feature can have a very destructive effect."
Evgeniya Vadimovna, Leningrad region: “I like that the Nefris cherry has a very restrained tree growth, there is no sharp jump, which allows avoiding the pruning procedure. However, the variety has poor immunity to various kinds of fungal diseases, so it is necessary to feed the Nefris cherries with useful substances ”.