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Sweet Cherry Compatibility and Bloom Timing Chart

All cherry varieties, except those listed in the self-fertile category, need a pollinizer variety that blooms at the same time in order for pollination to occur. Disclaimer : Information provided in...


Understanding and Preventing Sweet Cherry Fruit Cracking

Fruit cracking in sweet cherries can have a severe economic impact in the Pacific Northwest, even with new optical sorters. This publication helps growers understand the causes of cracking and describes cultural practices that can minimize cracking.

By Lynn Long, Clive Kaiser, Linda Brewer | OSU Extension Catalog

Tree Pruning Basics

A properly pruned tree looks as natural as possible; that is to say, the tree’s appearance reflects its fundamental form and character. The pruner must be sensitive to maintaining this structural integrity, in addition to knowing a bit about tree biology and proper pruning principles!


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