GIANT RED® Mariant is a very nice cherry, firm and very sweet. this variety is very productive, regular every year and not sensitive to warm winters.
Season : early ; same as BURLAT
Importance of blossom : important
Fertility : SELF STERILE ; allele S1 S3. To pollinate with EARLY RED, FRISCO, FOLFER,
Productivity : very good and regular every year
Entrance of production : quite quick (3rd leaf)
Chilling Hours : low to medium ; 400 - 450 Ch.Un.
OBTENTOR : Marvin NIES, California U.S.A.
EDITOR : COT INTERNATIONAL / Pierre Riou
VARIETY PROTECTION : EU 12322. Registration Date : 12/18/2003.
Shape : semi open
Vigour : medium : needs a strong rootstock or excellent growing conditions.
Season : medium ; BURLAT +13 days
Harvest Stage : colour code CTIFL : 3
Size : very big (32-34mm) if the growth of the tree is very good
Shape : round
Stem : medium
Colour : bright red
Firmness : good
Eating quality : excellent ; very sweet (16° Brix)
Cracking tolerance : quite sensitive ; needs to put a plastic cover
Storage ability : good storage ; 3 weeks to 1 month.
Reminder : the numbers (firmness, sugar, size, date, etc..) are indicative ; they strongly depend on the harvest date, the yield and the climatic conditions of the year.
Patented variety. Propagation and distribution forbidden without Cot International permission.