May 15th 2013 Issue

Chemical thinning is getting more precise

By |May 15th, 2013|

As with precision pruning, the thinning process starts by knowing how many fruit buds are on the tree and [...]

Great expectations

By |May 15th, 2013|

Milinda Dwyer

Mega retailer Costco Wholesale has high expectations when it comes to food safety and requires more from its [...]

Achieving the optimal crop load

By |May 15th, 2013|

Precision pruning is a good first step to adjusting crop load and producing fruit of the best size and [...]

First Bite

By |May 15th, 2013|

As the Northwest cherry season draws closer, for the first time in six or seven years I am thinking [...]

Last Bite: Test your cherry knowledge

By |May 15th, 2013|

   1    What percentage of Northwest fresh cherry exports was shipped to China (including Hong Kong) last season?
a. [...]

Widely planted

By |May 15th, 2013|

Coral Champagne has been the hottest selling cherry variety in California in recent years, according to accounts from nurseries, [...]

Outreach: The final goal

By |May 15th, 2013|

Field horticulturists from Chelan Fruit Cooperative examine beneficial insects during a hands-on workshop offered in February. Inset: Angela Gadino [...]

Cherry cracking test

By |May 15th, 2013|

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has developed a simple test for growers to determine the susceptibility of their [...]

Popular cultivar almost wasn’t

By |May 15th, 2013|

Coral Champagne cherries ripen after Chelan and about ten days before Bing.

New tree fruit varieties can take decades before [...]

Cherry rootstock testing continues

By |May 15th, 2013|

It will be a few more years before new precocious, dwarfing rootstocks for sweet and tart cherries become available [...]