Year: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Seed Source: Seed purchased from Eagleridge Seeds, Victoria Seedy Saturday, 2013. Confirmed with seller that this is not 'Mary's Austrian' (as labelled), and fruit does not match any other varieties grown by seed vendor, confirming a natural cross that occurred.
2017 2016 Not great production this year, partially due to a tough year. I'm going back to the 2014 seed for 2017. 2015 Poor production this year, couldn't determine as to why. Will attempt growing in 2016 from original G1 (2014) seed stock. The fruit that was produced however displayed the same as the previous year, but plant was small and weak, and did not grow many fruit. 2014 Delicious sweet, full flavoured grape-shape cherry fruit. Firm flesh. Borne on trusses of 5-6 fruit.
Plant Growth Observations
Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate
Vine Growth Habit: Erect
Plant size: Large (5ft - 5.5ft)
Leaf type: Regular
Leaf Coverage: Good
Maturity: 75-80 days
Skin colour: Pink
Flesh colour: Pink
Fruit Shape: Cherry
Fruit Fasciation: Smooth
Fruit Firmness: Firm
Fruit Set: Good
Average Fruit Diameter: 1"
Average Fruit Length: 1.25"
Average Fruit Weight: 20g (0.7oz)
- Natural cross that occurred at Eagleridge Seeds trial gardens on Salt Spring Island, BC between [Mary's Austrian] x [Unknown].
- First discovered in Kelly's garden in 2014.