History of creation
Cherry Ukrainka is considered a local Volga variety, which was bred by crossing a hybrid and a variety Vladimirskaya... This variety is common in many regions as it is popular for its taste and appearance.
Cherry Ukrainka: variety description and characteristics
Cherry Ukrainka: photo of the variety
Cherry tree Ukrainka belongs to varieties of high height, on average, the tree reaches 380 centimeters. The foliage is formed into a round sweating crown. The branches are skeletal and spreading, they are at a great distance from each other, therefore gardeners should not think about regular pruning, since the tree does not need it. The branches are drooping, and are lowered down at a certain angle from the trunk. The trunk and branches are smooth, brown in color with a slight touch of gray. This plaque protects the bark from cuts and other damage. The shoot is green-burgundy in color, straight and medium in size. On each shoot there are internodes of 3 centimeters, they are light green in color.
The leaf is large, resembling an elongated oval or egg in shape. On the one hand, the leaf is sharpened and strongly stretched, the thickness of the leaf is high, it is very strong, therefore it can be broken only along the veins on the surface of the leaf. Veins are white. On the one hand, the leaves are smooth, and on the other hand, you can notice a slight pubescence. On the edges of the leaves are barely noticeable denticles. The petioles are strong and thick, 3 centimeters in size.
When flowering occurs, small pink flowers appear on the Ukrainka cherry tree, which are formed into inflorescences of 7 flowers. In the place of flowers, fruits appear in the future.
Characteristics of cherries Ukrainka
The berries of the Ukrainka cherry are medium in size, 3-4 grams by weight. They are round in shape, slightly compressed at the edges. The stem of the berry is medium in size, the color depends on the stage of ripeness of the berry. If the berry is immature, then it is of a reddish hue; at full maturity, a burgundy hue with a slight black tint is observed. The skin is thin. The pulp is inside, it is juicy and has a small amount of fibers. The taste of Ukrainka cherry is sweet, as the berries contain a large percentage of natural sugars. Tasters rate the palatability at 8.3 points out of 10 points.
Berries contain 23% natural sugars, 2% acids, 8% dry matter.
Features of the variety
When is the cultivar fully ripe?
Cherry Ukrainka begins to bloom in the first half of May, and ends in the 20th of May. The berries are early ripening, as the harvest takes place in mid-July.
Where to use berries?
Cherry fruits of the Ukrainka variety can be used in various dishes. They can be frozen and used in baked goods, or to make jams, preserves, juices and wines.
Cherry Ukrainka: reviews of gardeners
- Maria Alexandrovna, Samara region: “I personally have not seen any shortcomings in this variety. Cherry Ukrainka has a great taste and aroma, a high level of productivity, moreover, it has an early maturity, and by the way, there are very few good varieties that ripen early. "
- Sofia Yakovlevna, Sverdlovsk region: “Ukrainka cherry variety is somewhat similar to the well-known Vladimirskaya cherry variety. However, in many qualities it even surpasses its “progenitor”. For example, according to my observations, Ukrainka cherries are much more frost-resistant, even withstood frosts at -35.