‘PC7146-8’, more commonly known under the trademarked name Benton®, is a new sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) for fresh market production released from the Washington State University Sweet Cherry Breeding Program. In the Pacific Northwest of the United States production areas, ‘PC7146-8’ is a midseason alternative to the standard cultivar Bing. ‘PC7146-8’ is similar in size to ‘Bing’ but blooms 3 to 5 d later, matures 1 to 2 d earlier, is self-fertile, has a higher resistance to rain-induced cracking, and has consistently been highly ranked in local comparisons of fruit organoleptic qualities (Long, 2006).
Ikeda, K., Ushijima, K., Yamane, H., Tao, R., Hauck, N.R., Sebolt, A.M. & Iezzoni, A.F. 2005 Linkage and physical distances between the S-haplotype S-RNase and SFB genes in sweet cherry Sex. Plant Reprod. 17 289 296