Table 2: List of the descriptors used for C&E of the cherry genetic resources by at least two-third of the respondents, as resulting from the survey carried out in the COST action 1104.

Category of descriptors Descriptors used both in sweet and sour cherry Used exclusively in sweet cherry Used exclusively in sour/duke cherry
Tree vigor habit
Yield fruit size fruit weight
Fruit (outer quality) shape color of skin length of stalk
Fruit (inner quality) color of flesh color of juice
firmness sweetness/acidity taste/eating quality
juiciness stone: shape in ventral view
Phenology time of flowering time of ripening