Many sweet cherry cultivars are unable to set fruit without a compatible pollinizer that blooms at the same time and is from a different compatibility group. This chart will help you select the right pollinizer for your chosen cultivar. For self-sterilized culitivars to set fruit, pollinizers must have at least one allele that is different than the main cultivar and these two cultivars must bloom simultaneously.
Lynn E. Long, Matthew Whiting and Roberto Nunez-Elisea
PNW 604, Published December 2007, Reviewed July 2016
Describes dark red and blush sweet cherry cultivars, including harvest timing, color when ripe, suggested pollinizers and rootstocks, size, firmness, yielt potenial, and other traits. Includes color photo of each cultivar.
Lynn E. Long and Jeff Olsen
EM 9065, Published February 2013
This publication gives an overview of processing cherry production in Oregon and describes cherry cultivars used for brining, freezing and canning. It also provides information on diverting fresh-market cherries to the processing industry and developing strategies for profitability.
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