Emperor Francis cherry

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'Emperor Francis' cherry
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The 'Emperor Francis' cherry was the source of the first cherry genetic map
Genus Prunus
Species Prunus avium
Cultivar 'Emperor Francis'

The Emperor Francis cherry is a sweet cherry cultivar (Prunus avium) that produces a bright red fruit which is resistant to cracking.[1] In 1996, it was the source of the first cherry genetic map, which was created from a haploid-microspore derived population from the 'Emperor Francis' cultivar.[2] It is also one of the sources of the 'Newfane' sweet cherry, which was created by crossing the 'Emperor Francis' with the 'Stella' cherry.[3] It can be cross-pollinated with 'Montmorency' cherry.[4]

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