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Horticulture (Retired)

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Five most important attributes of sweet cherries and the varieties that fill these needs

The U.S. Pacific Northwest is the most important sweet cherry production region in North America, however, as recently as the early 1990's fresh cherry production consisted primarily of one variety, 'Bing'. In recent years there has been increased interest in new varieties.

Lynn Long, Roberto Núñez-Elisea, Helen Cahn | Apr 2005 | Article

Developments in high density cherries in the USA

In the last few years there is an increasing interest in high density systems, especially in the Pacific Northwest

Lynn Long, Tim Facteau, Roberto Nuñez-Elisea, Helen Cahn | Jun 2018 | Article

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.

Lynn Long, Clive Kaiser, Linda Brewer | Feb 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Cemetery Block Cherry Variety Trial 2005-2018

Fruit characteristics of sweet cherry cultivars and selections under evaluation in The Dalles at the Cemetery Block. All data was evaluated from 25 samples of each cultivar.

Lynn Long | Sep 2018 | Educational Document

Managing Crop Load on Productive/Size Controlling Rootstocks to Ensure Premium Quality Cherries

With the commercial acceptance of precocious, size controlling rootstocks and productive self-fertile varieties, cherry production took a giant step forward. Rootstocks such as Gisela 5, 6, 12, Weiroot 158, Maxma 14 and most recently...

Lynn Long | Jul 2010 | Article

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