If you want record grades, you need the right variety and growing techniques, and maybe even a 'scarce' year due to yields, without forgetting perfectly-calibrated fertigation. Thanks to this mix, Salvi Vivai has managed to achieve 23, 26, 28 gram fruits with average grades between 32 and 36 and peaks of over 40.
A fruit of the Sweet Stephany variety from an experimental cherry orchard in Runco di Portomaggiore (Ferrara) weighed 26.45 grams, thus beating the world record of 23.93 grams. Plus, during the technical day on June 18th 2021, Sara Vitali found a Sweet Saretta cherry of over 27 grams and grade 41.
The varieties part of the Sweet group were the protagonists of the day. They have been selected over the years by Professor's Stefano Lugli's team. The breeding work continues to be carried out by the University of Bologna.
Click here for the photos!Silvia Salvi at the centre with the Guinness World Record certificate
"Innovation is at the base of evolution for every company. This is how we have reached this result. We are talking about varietal innovation, as R&D has always been Salvi Vivai's point of strength."
"Our Partnerships with research institutes are proof of this. Process innovation: we try to implement state-of-the-art production processes using the means made available by technology. Innovation when it comes to sorting and the development of human resources is essential. If you do not invest in the people who make up the company, no evolution can ever be possible."
"The Guinness World Record obtained for the heaviest cherry in the world at 26.45 grams is one of our best results. However, our true achievement is being able to obtain plants that can produce excellent fruits day after day."