April 1st 2007 Issue

Growing Japanese cherries Down Under

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Tasmanian orchardist Tim Reid has found a niche selling Japanese cherries to Japan.
Reid had been shipping Western black [...]

Real-time feedback

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One of the benefits of presizing technology is the ability to provide real-time information to growers regarding fruit quality, [...]

Do you know how cold your orchard really is?

By |April 1st, 2007|

In south central Washington, sunny days and clear nights in early spring often mean growers need to protect their [...]

Early cropping system

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Many growers in Tasmania are using the Kym Green Bush (KGB) training system for cherries, which is a modification [...]

Optimum fruit size is small

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Unable to obtain trees on virus-free M.9 rootstocks, Australian orchardists like Howard Hansen have to get by [...]

Attention to quality

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Jade Wisniewski stacks lugs of Sweetheart cherries in a bin at Howard Hansen’s orchard. The planting is [...]

Don't hesitate with a hot variety

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Sam DiMaria of British Columbia and other IFTA members look at Gala trees in plots at the [...]

Still looking for new varieties

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Calvert Brothers was among the first Tasmanian orchards to plant Fuji in the late 1980s. The industry was looking [...]

Harvesting the sweet spots

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The red light signals a high-vigor zone, the white light signals a low-vigor zone, and the amber [...]

Tasmania's new niche

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Many cherry growers in Tasmania protect their orchards with hail nets and rain covers. The [...]