Chelan (PC 7146-23) cherry

Fruit tree variety from ANFIC

A Washington State University cherry variety
Commercial or trial status
Commercial
Pollinators
Index but overlaps with Bing, can use Van, heavy flowering. Also Rainer.
Maturity season
Early
Maturity
10 to 12 days before Bing.
Fruit size
Medium to large. Average fruit weight 10.7g.
Fruit shape
round heart shaped
Skin
Dark red/mahogany.
Flesh
Very firm, low acid, freestone and good colour.
Comments

Some crack resistance. Storage very good. Tends to set heavy crops. Chill requirement lower than Bing. Set may be reduced to increase fruit size – use Bing as pollinator. Good shipper. Good on Mazzard rootstock, incompatibility on Maheleb. (Information taken from U.S.A. data.)