- Jun 26, 2021
- Reaction score
- Schleiden, Germany USDA 8a
I immediately ran to the garden and tasted them, after reading Steve's reply. And thanks heaven, they have a balanced flavor, overall sweet, and the best of the best of the best -- with pleasantly thin skin.I was amazed and disappointed by a cherry in '22.
The plant was just covered with green fruit. Because the first frost was so late, I was hopeful that they would ripen in the garden. Some did.
Tasteless. It was likely a Super Sweet 100 parent. That's a hybrid. Reading about some of the breeding that goes into the production of hybrids informs us that the immediate parent lines may have been hybrids themselves. Whoa -- the genetic complexity!
Ok, at least 3 volunteers are qualified now. Let's see.