Sweet Cherries

Growing Quality Cherries

Article

The United States is one of the leading producers of sweet cherries in the world. In the U.S. the majority of cherries are produced in the Pacific Coast states of Washington, Oregon and California with the greatest volume of production in the north.

By Lynn Long

Advances in New Cherry Varieties

Presentation

Presented at 2018 Cherry Day

By Lynn Long

KGB Training System for Cherries

Article

This system, widely known as the KGB system is a renewable multi‐leader bush system. The early development of this system is similar to the Spanish Bush.

By Lynn Long

Advances in New Cherry Varieties

Presentation

Presented at 2018 Cherry Day

By Lynn Long

New Cherry Varieties, Pearl Series and More

Presentation

New Cherry Varieties, Pearl Series and More

By Lynn Long

Factors Affecting Sweet Cherry Fruit Pitting Resistance/Susceptibility

Presentation

Factors Affecting Sweet Cherry Fruit Pitting Resistance/Susceptibility

Cherry Rootstocks for the Modern Orchard

Educational Document

Growers today have the advantage of many fully- or semi-dwarfing rootstocks that offer precocity, allow for high-density plantings, and bring a faster return on investment

By Linda Brewer, Clive Kaiser, Lynn Long

New Cherry Varieties of Interest to PNW Growers

Presentation

New Cherry Varieties of Interest to PNW Growers

By Lynn Long

OSU scientists invent rain-resistant coating that cuts cherry cracking in half

News Story

Apr 15, 2015
The edible biofilm could save a whole season's crop in a rainy year.

By Gail Wells

Cherry Training Systems

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication describes the seven major pruning systems used in commercial cherry tree orchards in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Michigan. Cherry growers around the world use many training systems, both supported and freestanding. This publication describes the commercially successful systems...

By Lynn Long

Sweet Cherry Orchard Establishment in the Pacific Northwest

OSU Extension Catalog

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...

By Clive Kaiser, Lynn Long

Four Simple Steps to Pruning Cherry Trees on Gisela and Other Productive Rootstocks

OSU Extension Catalog

When producing cherries on productive rootstocks, orchardists must focus on reducing crop load and increasing vigor. This publication discusses how to use thinning cuts, stub cuts, and heading cuts to achieve these objectives. Includes step-by-step illustrated instructions.

By Lynn Long

Sweet Cherry Cultivars for the Fresh Market

OSU Extension Catalog

Describes dark red and blush sweet cherry cultivars, including harvest timing, color when ripe, suggested pollinizers and rootstocks, size, firmness, yield potential, and other traits. Includes color photo of each cultivar.

By Lynn Long

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest

OSU Extension Catalog

Sweet cherry scion cultivars have been selected over millennia for many reasons, but over the past century, breeding programs have concentrated mainly on achieving improved characteristics such as yield, taste, fruit size, fruit firmness, fruit color, precocity, and resistance to fruit cracking and...

By Clive Kaiser, Lynn Long

Sweet Cherry Cultivars for Brining, Freezing, and Canning in Oregon

OSU Extension Catalog

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.

By Lynn Long

Bacterial Canker of Sweet Cherry in Oregon

OSU Extension Catalog

Bacterial canker is the number one killer of young sweet cherry trees in Oregon. This publication covers cause and symptoms, disease cycle, and disease management.Click the "view it now" button to view or download a print-friendly, page-size PDF (8.5 x 11 inches). Use the supplemental file link...

By Lynn Long, Jay Pscheidt

2018 Cherry Pest Management Guide for the Willamette Valley

OSU Extension Catalog

Recommends pest management practices for cherry.

By Marcelo Moretti, Jay Pscheidt, Nik Wiman

Wet weather fosters cherry and stone fruit tree cankers

News Story

Feb 19, 2003
Our prolonged wet, cool spring weather is likely to bring on canker disease problems in cherry and other stone fruit trees.
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