Sweet Cherry Orchard Establishment in the Pacific Northwest

Lynn Long and Clive Kaiser
PNW 642 | Published February 2013, Reviewed 2023


Regularly producing sustainable yields of high-quality cherries is possible only where site and other conditions are near optimal. This publication summarizes factors to consider when establishing a cherry orchard including orchard economics, site selection and optimization, plant material, orchard design, fertilization and irrigation, and labor. Also lists additional resources.

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