‘Karmel’ is bred at the Polli Horticultural Research Centre by Kalju Kask. It is grown from the seed of open pollinated (1981) ‘Norri’. Registered as new cultivar since 18.03.2009
Cherry is medium, oval shaped. The skin is reddish black. The flesh is dark red, juicy, medium firm, sweet and sour, tasty. The juice is dark red. The stone can be easily separated from the flesh.
Tree is medium vigorous, with spreading crown. A good bearer, self-unfruitful, pollinated by ‘Arthur’ and ‘Meelika’. Winter hardy. Disease resistance is good.