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Kordia cherry

Heart shaped. Firm, excellent slightly spicy flavour. Good balance of sweetness and acidity.

USDA identification images for Kordia

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Offspring of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 05 Aug 2013  United Kingdom
      Great cherry for us, huge crops, great flavour, we had brown rot issues later in the season but the best black we grow
    • 30 Dec 2012  United States
      Kordia is an extremely high quality cherry that is somewhat resistant to cracking in the rain. It is, however, highly susceptible to spring frosts. It seems to be less susceptible to bacterial gummosis than Bing. It fruits prolifically if given adequate cross-pollination. Holds well on tree.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 4th April  2022  - tree owned by Richard in Objat, France

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    • Species: Prunus avium
    • Introduced: 1981


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: Czech Republic
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Black

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