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Cherry Training Systems

Lynn E. Long, Gregory Lang, Stefano Musacchi and Matthew Whiting

PNW 667, Published June 2015

This publication describes the seven major pruning systems used in commercial cherry orchards in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Michigan, known as Kym Green Bush (KGB), Spanish Bush (SB), Steep Leader (SL), Super Slender Axe (SSA), Tall Spindle Axe (TSA), Upright Fruiting Offshoot (UFO), Upright Fruiting Offshoot "Y"-Trellis (UFO-Y) and Vogel Central Leader (VCL).

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Sistemas de Conduccion de Cerezos

Lynn E. Long, Gregory Lang, Stefano Musacchi and Matthew Whiting

PNW 667-S, Published August 2015

Esta publicacion describe los ocho sistemas de poda de mayor importancia en los huertos de cerezos comerciales en Oregon, Idaho, Washington y Michigan: Kym Green Bush (KGB), Spanish Bush/Vaso Espanol (SB), Steep Leader/Eje Vertical (SL), Super Slender Axe (SSA), Tall Spindle Axe (TSA), Upright Fruiting Offshoot (UFO), UFO-Y y Vogel Central Leader/Eje Central (VCL). 

steep leader training system for cherries

The Steep Leader Training System for Cherries

Lynn E. Long, Linda J. Brewer and Clive Kaiser

Presented at the 57th Annual IFTA Conference, February 2014, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.


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Lynn Long (OSU) and Greg Lang (MSU) created a series of videos which describe cherry training system development KGB, TSA, UFO and SSA. Click the link above to see all videos.

video series on pruning cherries on various training systems


Other Resources

Sweet Cherry Cultivar, Rootstock and Training System Interactions in Oregon
L.E. Long & C. Kaiser (2013). Proc. of 7th International Cherry Symposium. June 23-27, 2013. Plasencia, Spain.

Labor Efficiency of Three Common Sweet Cherry Training Systems in Oregon
L.E. Long & C. Kaiser (2013). Proc. of 7th International Cherry Symposium. June 23-27, 2013. Plasencia, Spain.

A Total Systems Approach to Developing Sustainable, Stem-Free, Sweet Cherry Production, Processing and Marketing System
M.D. Whiting, A. Dhingra, N. Oraguzi, C. Seavert, F. Pierce, Q. Zhang, L. Long, E. Alemar, J. Grant, J. Harte, C. Ross & T. Arnold (2012). ACTA Hort (965) pp. 131-139

UFO Economics Spreadsheet

KGB Training System for Cherries
Lynn E. Long, Good Fruit Grower Magazine; May 15, 2010

Worldwide Trends in Cherry Training Systems
Lynn E. Long

Developments in High Density Cherries in the USA
L.E. Long, T. Facteau, R. Nuñez-Elisea & H. Cahn (2005). ACTA Hort (667) pp. 303-310

Sweet Cherry Training Systems: Current Practices in North America and Europe
Lynn E. Long; April 2005

Thriving in High Production Years by Producing Quality Cherries
Lynn E. Long, Practical Grower Magazine; May 2003

Promising Sweet Cherry Systems from Europe
Lynn E. Long, Western Fruit Grower, 117 (10)

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