The best mid-season varieties of cherries

Zhukovskaya

An old popular variety of medium ripening cherries. A tree-like, medium-sized form up to 2.5 meters high, with a spherical, spreading crown of medium density. The main fruiting on bouquet branches.

The fruits are elongated heart-shaped, weighing from 4 to 6.5 g, dark red. The stone is medium in size, with good separability. Separation of fruit dry. The pulp is dense, juicy, rich red, sweet with sourness, taste score 4.8 — 5 points.

This cherry blossom needs a pollinator. The fruits ripen together, do not crumble. This cherry variety is well suited for industrial gardens. Gives the first harvests already for 4 years. Immune to coccomycosis.

It is zoned in the Central and Central Black Earth regions, as well as in the Middle and Lower Volga regions.

Main advantages:

  • dessert taste
  • good bone separation
  • dry separation
  • friendly maturation
  • lack of shedding
  • resistance to coccomycosis
Minuses:
  • average winter hardiness of flower buds
  • susceptibility to moniliosis

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

It blooms very profusely, but the yield depends on the presence of a good pollinator.

Youth

Our rating of the best varieties of cherry Youth continues. Reliable large-fruited mid-season cherry variety, very good for jams, compotes and fresh consumption. Bushy form 2 — 2.5 meters high, with a spherical, drooping crown. It bears fruit mainly on last year’s growth and partially on bouquet branches.

The fruits are oval, one-dimensional, weighing 4.5 — 6.5 g, rich burgundy when ripe. The pulp is juicy, dense, not watery, sweet and sour.

This cherry is self-fertile and has good winter hardiness, but flower buds are moderately resistant to frost. Average resistance to moniliosis and coccomycosis: in epiphytotic years, the degree of damage reaches 2-3 points.

Zoned in the Central region, very popular in the suburbs.

Main advantages:

  • large-fruitedness
  • dry detachment even in overripe fruits
  • good transportability
  • free bone separation
  • self-fertility
Minuses:
  • extended maturation
  • medium disease resistance

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The best cherry variety for the Moscow region, when flower buds do not freeze, gives high yields. The fruits are large, not sour, ripen gradually.

Volochaevka

Reliable and beloved by Muscovites cherry with an average ripening period. A large tree up to 3.5 meters high forms a spherical crown of medium density. Fruiting on bouquet twigs and last year’s growth. When forming a bush, it recovers faster after freezing.

Fruits are round-elongated, dark red, weighing 4.5 g or more, dessert taste. The pulp is juicy, medium density. The bone is medium in size, it is separated freely.

Winter hardiness in the zoning zone is average, flower buds are relatively resistant to spring frosts. Moderately resistant to moniliosis and coccomycosis. Refers to early and self-fertile varieties.

A good variety of cherries for the Moscow region and the Central region. Marked by experienced gardeners in Nizhny Novgorod and the Vladimir region.

Main advantages:

  • decent taste and high marketability
  • large-fruitedness
  • self-fertility
  • resistance of buds to spring frosts
  • stable fruiting
Minuses:
  • under conditions of high humidity is affected by moniliosis
  • freezing occurs in some winters

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Every year, the Volochaevka cherry pleases: compact and all sprinkled with fruits. I use them for food and freezing.

Kharitonovskaya

Yielding mid-season universal cherry variety. A tree-like form with a height of 2.5 — 3 meters, forms a spherical crown of medium density. It has a mixed type of fruiting.

The fruits are round, rich red, weighing 4.5 — 5.5 g. The pulp is tender, colored orange. The taste qualities of fruits at the tasting receive 4.7 — 4.8 points. The fruits are firmly attached to the stem and do not crumble. The stone is large, separated freely.

It has partial self-fertility: to increase productivity, it is recommended to plant Zhukovsky or Vladimir cherry next to Kharitonovskaya. The variety is not susceptible to coccomycosis, but is affected by moniliosis. Characterized by uneven maturation. Winter hardiness is rated as medium or high.

It is grown mainly in the Central Black Earth region.

Main advantages:

  • excellent taste quality
  • stable over the years crops
  • resistance to coccomycosis
Minuses:
  • large bone
  • susceptibility to moniliosis
  • extended maturation period
  • low frost resistance

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

In my collection, Kharitonovskaya cherry is unrivaled in taste and yield, but after cold winters, resuscitation is needed.

chocolate girl

Self-fertile cherry variety from the breeding achievements of the end of the last century, with an average ripening period. A tree-like form with a height of 2 — 2.5 meters, with a compact raised crown of a back-pyramidal shape. Differs in the mixed type of fructification.

The fruits are wide-round, almost black when ripe, weighing 3.5 g. The pulp is dark red, medium density, with a classic cherry aroma. The bone separates well. The separation is semi-dry.

It has a high self-fertility: it bears fruit well without a pollinator. Winter hardiness of wood and flower buds is above average. In some years it is strongly affected by stone fruit diseases.

In the State Register for the Central Region.

Main advantages:

  • self-fertility
  • good winter hardiness
  • drought tolerance
Minuses:
  • small fruits
  • susceptibility to disease

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

So that the taste of this cherry does not disappoint, you must wait until the fruits turn black. Don’t worry about them crumbling.

Novella

A promising universal cherry variety with a good pedigree. A vigorous tree-like form up to 3 meters high, with a spherical, spreading crown. It has a mixed type of fruiting.

The fruits are round-flattened, black-red with dark pulp, weighing 4.5 — 5 g, the stone is small, well separated. The separation is semi-dry. The taste is sweet and sour, classic. The fruits ripen amicably, in medium terms, do not crack, are suitable for fresh consumption and all types of processing.

This cherry has partial self-fertility, good winter hardiness, high resistance to coccomycosis and medium to moniliosis.

Fully reveals its potential in the Orel, Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh and Tambov regions. Zoned in the Central Black Earth region.

Main advantages:

  • high marketability
  • stable yield
  • friendly maturation
  • partial self-fertility
  • resistance to coccomycosis and moniliosis
Minuses:
  • average winter hardiness of flower buds
  • bears fruit late

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The best cherry in terms of flavor / disease resistance. Fast growing, persistent, early fruiting. For 6 years, no lesions were noted.

The best early cherry varieties

In memory of Enikeev

A new early ripe dessert cherry variety. Srednerosly tree-like form with an oval krone. Fruits are formed mainly on bouquet twigs.

Fruits are heart-shaped with an expanded base, weighing 4.6 g or more, dark red. Pulp of medium density, dessert taste. The bone is large. The separation is semi-dry.

Early onset of fruiting is characteristic. This variety of cherry is self-fertile: it bears fruit well without a pollinator. Adaptive indicators (winter hardiness, drought resistance) are at an average level. In some years, he suffers moderately from coccomycosis.

The variety is adapted for the Central region. He was highly appreciated by amateur gardeners of the Moscow region.

Main advantages:

  • great taste
  • large fruits
  • early first harvest
Minuses:
  • sensitivity of buds to low temperatures
  • average disease severity

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I would rate the taste of this cherry at all 6 points, winter hardiness for zone 3 is sufficient, standard prevention protects against diseases.

Assol

New mid-early variety for the Central region. Bushy form 2-3 meters high, fruiting on last year’s growth.

The fruits are black-red, weighing 4.5 g, rounded, dessert taste with sourness and a pleasant aftertaste. The stone is small, freely separated.

In terms of winter hardiness, it is not inferior to other popular dessert varieties, it is partially self-fertile, resistant to diseases. It enters fruiting at 3-4 years.

Good results have been obtained in the Moscow and Ryazan regions.

Main advantages:

  • pleasant taste
  • sufficient winter hardiness
  • resistance to major diseases
  • partial self-fertility
Minuses:
  • freezing is possible in severe winters

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

A good variety of cherries for the Moscow region, the taste is excellent, always without sores, but the winter hardiness is average.

The best late cherry varieties

Lyubskaya

An ancient, widespread variety of technical-purpose cherries with a late ripening period. Bushy form up to 2.5 meters high, forms a wide spreading sparse crown. The main fruiting is on last year’s one-year growth.

Fruits are round-heart-shaped with a blunt top, weighing 4-6 g, dark red when ripe. The pulp is tender, juicy, pronounced sourness in taste. The stone is large, separated freely. Ripe fruits do not crumble.

It begins to form fruits from the age of 3, gives annual stable yields. Flowering is medium late, has a high self-fertility. Wood has an average frost resistance, while flower buds are rarely affected by return frosts. For the Middle band, it has sufficient winter hardiness. The variety is susceptible to diseases and requires a favorable phytosanitary environment and mandatory preventive treatments.

Main advantages:

  • bush compactness
  • productivity
  • self-fertility
  • lack of shedding
  • dry separation
  • free bone separation
  • good transportability
  • high decorativeness during flowering
Minuses:
  • technical grade
  • disease susceptibility
  • average frost resistance of wood

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

This cherry always blooms better than other varieties, a good pollinator. We keep for compotes and freezing.

Tamaris

A relatively new cherry variety with a late ripening period. A tree-like undersized form with a spherical, raised and sparse crown. The fruits are tied on bouquet branches.

The fruits are rounded with a flattened top, with an average weight of 4.5 — 5.5 g, rich red. The pulp is tender, dark-colored, very juicy. The bone is large. The taste is dominated by sugar, but the sourness is pronounced; some gardeners note the presence of astringency.

The variety is characterized by early fruiting: depending on the care and growing conditions from 2 to 4 years. The variety is self-fertile, but productivity increases with mutual pollination with Zhukovskaya and Lyubskaya. Shows high winter hardiness and resistance to coccomycosis.

The variety is zoned in the Central Black Earth region, the Krasnodar Territory and the Stavropol Territory.

Main advantages:

  • large-fruitedness
  • tree compactness
  • productivity
  • high winter hardiness
  • resistance to coccomycosis
Minuses:
  • prone to overload

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Very beautiful dwarf cherry during the flowering period. The crown must be trimmed regularly so that there is no thickening and crop overload.

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