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Ripening time: Early December


Summit produces large heart shaped, juicy fruit of an excellent quality. Lovely light red colour with a high sheen, and a good flavour.


Fruits early in the season approximately 5 days before Bing.


Has some resistance to cracking in wet weather.


Summit has high chill requirements and is not suited to areas with warmer winters.


Two pollinators are recommended, otherwise this variety can produce small crops. Summit can take an extra year to bear fruit, as Summit is not precocious.


Flowers mid to late in the season, and is in flowering group 4; Pollination Group 1 (S1S2) – making it a very useful pollinator for Kordia


Upright growth and will produce side branches freely.


Summit is self-sterile and requires a suitable pollination partner

Pollination Partners: Kordia, Stella, Van, Bing, Napoleon, Rainier


Mature tree height: 3.5 – 5.5 m depending on shape


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells.


Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.



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