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Cherries

Featured stories about cherries and their varieties appear in this issue.

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  • Popular cultivar almost wasn’t

Popular cultivar almost wasn’t

  • May 15th, 2013

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

New tree fruit varieties can take decades before going mainstream and ­becoming popular [...]

  • Chelan Fruit gears up

Chelan Fruit gears up

  • May 15th, 2013

Orondo Ruby is a yellow-fleshed cherry that has more blush and matures earlier than Rainier.
PHOTO COURTESY OF G&C ORCHARDS

Cherry production in north central [...]

  • Top five ways to grow large cherries

Top five ways to grow large cherries

  • May 15th, 2013

Lynn Long, Oregon State University Extension educator, gives a pruning demonstration during an international tree fruit meeting held last winter in Boston.

The days of [...]

  • SWD in Europe

SWD in Europe

  • May 15th, 2013

A female spotted wing drosophila lays eggs on a cherry.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, OSU

Fluctuating populations of spotted wing drosophila from year to year [...]

  • SWD challenges growers

SWD challenges growers

  • May 15th, 2013

Unlike the common drosophila flies, spotted wing drosophila will attack cherries before they are ripe.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, OSU

After feeling little pressure from [...]

Cherry cracking test

  • May 15th, 2013

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

  • Cherry insurance reduces risk

Cherry insurance reduces risk

  • May 15th, 2013

Cherry insurance can provide a financial shelter for growers when the crop is rained on.
PHOTO BY GERALDINE WARNER

The federal cherry crop insurance program [...]

  • Leading  by example

Leading by example

  • May 15th, 2013

Servando Rodriguez manages the production of 400 acres of apples and cherries and 450 acres of wine grapes for Sagemoor Farms.
PHOTO BY MELISSA [...]

Good Stuff

  • May 15th, 2013

Book of secrets
Karin Argo of Zillah, Washington, is selling the second edition of her popular The Secrets of Eastern Washington Cookbook. Argo, who [...]

  • Food safety mistakes

Food safety mistakes

  • May 15th, 2013

This creative, portable handwashing facility meets GlobalGAP requirements. Water is clearly labeled.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN PHEASANT

For growers just getting started in the food [...]

Quick Bites

  • May 15th, 2013

New cherry bulletins, videos
Two new publications on cherry production and several sweet cherry videos covering training systems and pruning are available free to [...]

  • Great expectations

Great expectations

  • May 15th, 2013

Milinda Dwyer

Mega retailer Costco Wholesale has high expectations when it comes to food safety and requires more from its suppliers than most, says Milinda [...]

  • Good Point: China

Good Point: China

  • May 15th, 2013

I have talked about the immediate threat of the excessive increases in apple production from Washington State and went so far as to say [...]

  • First Bite

First Bite

  • May 15th, 2013

TJ MULLINAX

As the Northwest cherry season draws closer, for the first time in six or seven years I am thinking that the 2013 harvest [...]

  • Science on the Hudson

Science on the Hudson

  • May 15th, 2013

Modern apple tree plantings have been made at the Hudson Valley Lab.
PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

Workers at Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory at Highland, [...]

  • Outreach: The final goal

Outreach: The final goal

  • May 15th, 2013

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

Cherry rootstock testing continues

  • May 15th, 2013

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

  • Yakima Valley AVA turns 30

Yakima Valley AVA turns 30

  • May 15th, 2013

PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON WINE COMMISSION

The Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area, established by the federal government on March 23, 1983, is celebrating its 30th [...]

Nurseries invest in Phytelligence

  • May 15th, 2013

Four major nurseries that form the North American group of the International New Varieties ­Network (INN) have made a significant investment in a new [...]

  • Tip top cherry

Tip top cherry

  • May 15th, 2013

Kim and Troy Toftness with their children Brock and Brylee. Their Skylar Rae cherry brand is named after their first daughter who lived for [...]

Widely planted

  • May 15th, 2013

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

Dave Wilson Nursery, [...]