Prunus avium Summer. Empress Eugenie x open-pollinated. Summerland Res & Dev Ctr, British Columbia, Canada, 1944.
Later than other varieties. Bing-type almost-black medium-to-large fruit. Very firm though somewhat susceptible to cracking.
Heavy annual crops. Somewhat susceptible to cracking. Strong vigorous upright tree. Considered hardier than most varieties. Excellent pollinator, but requires a second variety for pollination. Z5, but worth trialing in Z4. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Pollination varies among sweet cherries; see individual description for pollination requirements. Plant 15–20' apart.