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Cherries

Featured stories about cherries appear in this issue.

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Like firecrackers for the 4th of July

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Hoxsie’s Farm Market is ideally located to serve a million tourists during the week of July 4—but he needs sweet cherries to attract them.

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Keeping cherry growing profitable

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A “dream team” of cherry researchers from across the nation is working on a project designed to help assure the profitability of the fresh sweet

The KGB revealed

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In the late 1990s, Oregon cherry growers began planting pedestrian orchards, utilizing training systems developed in Europe to grow small trees that could be harvested

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Clonal research takes years and money

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UC staff member Jorge Osorio Aguilar weighs grapes from a Syrah clonal selection under test for San Joaquin Valley conditions.

To a grower, the right wine

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Wasps ruin cherry crop

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The European paper wasp looks similar to a yellow jacket, but has a narrower body and longer hind legs.

Cherry growers in British Columbia, Canada, are

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Cigar box labels preceded fruit box labels

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In the late 1800s, cigar labels were embossed and gilded with gold leaf or bronzing.

The rationale for eye-catching, well-designed fruit box labels was to create

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Cherries with stems

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The challenge is getting the cherry to separate at the upper abscission zone at the twig.

In the complex world of sweet cherries, one market is

Grape clones: Learn by doing

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Without published research on which grape clones are best suited to Washington State conditions, growers must rely on the experiences and knowledge of others.

Washington growers

Wanted: Endangered apples

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Walking through the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, Maine, is like walking through a Noah’s Ark for apples. The orchard, maintained by the Maine Organic

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Maine apples wanted

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John Bunker examines an apple at the Sandy River Orchard, Mercer, Maine, with 90-year-old Francis Fenton, owner (in blue).

These are some of the varieties John

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Preventing pear rot

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Dr. David Sugar, plant pathologist at Oregon State University, says the nitrogen and calcium levels in the orchard can affect the potential for decay in

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You hear that buzz?

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SweeTango orchards like this one at Pepin Heights produced enough fruit last year to start the buzz, which could rise to a crescendo this August

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Geneva releases four new rootstocks

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Four rootstocks were released this winter where they join seven others in the stable of Geneva apple rootstocks. Three of the new ones are more

Good Job

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Harold Thome is Pomesters’ Fruit Man of the Year
Harold Thome, a fourth-generation apple grower on Fruit Ridge near Comstock Park, Michigan, has been named Fruit

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Moth poses little risk in Taiwan

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Dr. Lisa Neven is studying the survival of codling moth larvae in tropical conditions.

There is little risk of codling moth larvae shipped in apples to

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Protect trees from weeds and pests

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Control weeds while they’re small and easy to kill, so they don’t compete with the young trees.

In a new orchard, weeds have every condition they

Cherries still top summer produce item

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Market research conducted during the 2009 season on behalf of the Northwest Cherry Growers shows that cherries maintain the number-one retail produce spot during the

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Exploring tunnels

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To best use valuable space, Greg Lang planted rows close and trained trees tall and narrow into a fruiting wall. Above is the solid-set canopy

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Benefits of tunnels

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Greg Lang explains how he removes buds in order to develop a whorl of limbs around the tree axis.

High tunnels will reduce damage to sweet