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Chile is one of the largest exporters of cherries in the world, with the majority of production coming from the central region of the country. The cherry season in Chile typically runs from November to January, and the fruit is exported to markets all around the world. Chilean cherries are known for their high quality, firm texture, and sweet flavor, and they are particularly prized in Asian markets.The two most common types of cherries grown in Chile are the Sweetheart variety, which is large and heart-shaped with a dark red color, and the Bing variety, which is slightly smaller and rounder with a deep red color. Cherries are an important crop for many smallholder farmers in Chile, who rely on them as a source of income.
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Chile is known for producing a variety of cherries, with some of the most popular being:
Lapins: Large, firm, and sweet cherries with a dark red skin and juicy flesh.
Sweetheart: Medium-sized, heart-shaped cherries with a bright red skin and a sweet flavor.
Bing: Large, dark red cherries with a sweet, juicy flavor.
Santina: Large, firm cherries with a bright red skin and a sweet taste.
Rainier: Large, yellow cherries with a red blush, and a sweet, delicate flavor.
Coral Champagne: Medium-sized cherries with a bright red skin and a sweet taste.
Regina: Small to medium-sized cherries with a dark red skin and a sweet flavor.
Skeena: Large, dark red cherries with a sweet and slightly tangy taste.
These are just a few examples of the many different types of cherries that are grown in Chile, and the country is known for producing high-quality fruit that is sought after by consumers around the world.
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This variety was obtained by crossing Van with Stella (Summerland, Canada). Vigorous tree, erect habit with difficult branching, self-fertile, low winter requirement (500 to 550 hr, under 7°C), sensitive to bacterial cancer. Very good earliness and productivity (FDF). Medium to large fruit size (26 to 30mm), good flavor (soluble solids 18 to 22°Brix). Mid to late season variety (second/third week of December in the Maule Region). Harvest maturity indexes for the Asian market are mahogany red color (optimum), Durofel firmness greater than or equal to 70 UD (Durofel units) and soluble solids greater than 18°Brix.
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Early variety of ARS Summerland (Canada) product of crossing Stella and Summit. The tree of this variety is semi-vigorous, semi-erect habit, self-fertile, with a medium winter chilling requirement (600 to 800 hr under 7°C). The fruit is of medium to large size (26 to 30 mm depending on rootstock, load and plant vigor), good flavor (14-19°Brix) and good firmness (average 77 UD). Its shape is heart-shaped, with very noticeable suture and its pedicel is medium to long in length. It is an early to mid-season variety (second week of November in the Metropolitan Region and third week of November in the O'Higgins Region).
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Variety obtained at the experimental station of Jork (Germany), very vigorous tree with an open to pendulous habit. This is a variety with a high winter cold requirement (1000 to 1400 hrs. below 7°C), requires cross-pollination and is a medium to late season variety (FDF, 2010).
Its fruit is of medium to large size (26-30mm), has excellent attributes in terms of organoleptic quality, flavor (soluble solids from 19 to 23 °Brix), firmness and crunchiness. This is a variety with high acidity (0.8-0.9%).
Resistant to rain splitting and highly resistant to mechanical damage (pitting and bruising) compared to Lapins and Sweetheart. This last characteristic would be related to the morphological characteristics of the mesocarp and epidermal cells (Zoffoli et al, 2020).
The maturity indices used at harvest are normally mahogany red, minimum firmness is 79UD but the variety generally delivers firmness above 80UD, soluble solids greater than 20°Brix. It is a variety with high tolerance to splitting (INIA, 2012).
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Variedad obtenida a partir de semilla (EEUU). El árbol es vigoroso, de hábito abierto, de producción irregular. Requiere de polinización cruzada con variedades de floración intermedia y presenta un nivel de requerimiento de frío invernal alto /1000 a 1200 hrs bajo 7°C (FDF, 20109. Fruto de tamaño medio 24 a 28mm, muy buen sabor (sólidos solubles de 18 a 22°Brix) y relación de acidez, de muy buena firmeza y crocancia. Esta es una variedad de media estación (última semana de Noviembre en la región de O´Higgins y primera/segunda semana de diciembre en la región del Maule).
Los índices de madurez de cosecha utilizados para el mercado Asiático son el color rojo caoba, firmeza mayor a 75 UD, y sólidos solubles iguales o mayores a 17,5°Brix.
Susceptible a la partidura y a sutura abierta, pero resistente al daño mecánico (pitting y machucones).
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This variety is the product of crossing Van and Newstar (Summerland, Canada). The tree is vigorous with a semi-erect habit, very sensitive to bacterial cancer, and is a self-fertile variety with a high winter chilling requirement (800 to 1000 hr under 7°C). Very good earliness and productivity (FDF, 2010). Fruit of medium to large caliber (26 to 30mm), good flavor (greater than 18° Brix) and good firmness. This is a late variety (third week of December in areas of the O'Higgins Region, fourth week of December in the Maule Region). The harvest indexes for the Asian market are: mahogany red color (optimum), firmness greater than or equal to 75UD, soluble solids greater than or equal to 18° Brix. This variety is sensitive to "star" splitting, which is an important means of entry for rots caused by Alternaria spp, and is also very sensitive to "pitting".