Cherry Skazka was obtained by crossing Leto varieties and a mixture of pollen. The plant was officially registered in 1999 at the Far East Experimental Station.
Cherry Tale: characteristic of the variety
Felt cherry blossoms The tale begins in late spring. At the same time, at the end of July, you can already pick ripe berries that ripen almost at the same time. The sapling of the cherry variety Tale begins to bear fruit one year after inoculation. If there was no vaccination, then 3 years after planting. At the same time, the life of the plant is about 17 years, and the culture is self-fertile.
10 kg of fruit can be harvested from one tree. Resistance to frost, as well as to return frost, is noted as good, as well as resistance to drought. The plant does not like excessive waterlogging very much. Flowers and fruits here can get sick with various fungal diseases. However, this cherry variety has good immunity to coccomycosis and clotterosporia.
The advantages of the variety of felt cherry Skazka include fast ripening of fruits, good resistance to winter, a large amount of harvest, which is distinguished by its large size. At the same time, the tree is easily propagated by the cuttings method, and is also actively used in various nurseries and in horticulture, as well as in intensive-type gardens.
Cherry Tale: variety description
A shrub of the Cherry Tale variety grows small - a little over a meter in height, while its crown resembles an oval and is strongly thickened. The branches here have a straight shape and a gray bark with a large number of scales, as well as with numerous lenticels of a light shade. Annual branches here have a brown tint and slight pubescence.
The kidneys are very small and pointed at the end. Usually they grow in 3 pieces from one place: generative buds and a vegetative bud. They do not depart from the trunk clearly. The leaf plates here have the shape of an elongated oval, their length is about 5 cm, the color of the leaves is dark green, the edge is pointed, as well as the base.
At the edges, the entire sheet plate has small notches, the surface of the sheet is uneven and there is also a small pile. The leaves are attached with a short petiole, about 1 cm. Two or three stipules can also be seen here. The flowers are usually saucer-shaped, their diameter is 2.5 cm. The petals in the amount of 5 pieces are in contact with each other, the shade of the petals is pink.
In addition, the flowers are characterized by one pubescent pistil, the level of which is above the level of the stamens. The calyx here has the shape of a cylinder and is also slightly pubescent. The tree of the Tazka cherry variety has a continuous type of fruiting, so flowers are formed on annuals and shoots and on bouquet branches.
Cherry Tale: features of fruits and varieties
The fruits of the Skazka cherry are large enough, weighing more than 3 grams, and measuring about 1.5 cm in all directions.
Cherry Fairy Tale has the shape of an oval, while its top is rounded. On the base there is a pronounced funnel. You can also notice the abdominal suture. The skin color is maroon here, with hairs visible on the surface. The pulp has a red tint and a large amount of the same color of juice. The peduncle is rather short, no more than half a centimeter and also has pubescence. When harvesting, the tear stays dry. Inside each fruit there is a bone, which is very difficult to separate from the pulp. The fruits contain a large amount of dry substances, sugars and acids. The external qualities of the Skazka cherry variety are very high, while the taste is estimated by scientists at 3.8 points. The fruits of the felt cherry Skazka do not tolerate transportation well, and are also not suitable for mechanized harvesting. It is recommended to use fresh berries, and you can also make preparations from them in the form of jam, juice, marshmallow, marmalade, wine and others.
Cherry Skazka has large fruits and good external and taste qualities. At the same time, abundant fruiting and good winter resistance are noted. However, it is worth noting that over time, the fruits of the felt cherry Tale may shrink, and with insufficient care, the tree will be susceptible to certain diseases.