Interspecific hybrids – as new sources for sweet and sour cherry breeding

Breeding

11 Dec 2023

At Dresden-Pillnitz interspecific crosses and backcrosses have been carried out over the last 20 years. The aims of this breeding program are to develop genotypes with new fruit characteristics and a higher level of resistance to biotic and abiotic stress.

Post-harvest: WSU compares MAP bag and controlled atmosphere storage

Post-harvest​

08 Dec 2023

Carolina Torres presented the results of three years of field trials comparing different preservation methods for different cultivars (Bing, Sweetheart, Skeena, Rainier) when the aim is precisely to preserve cherries for 30 days + 4.

Sweet Aryana conquers Chile: 350 ha of plants sold in 2023

Press review Varieties

07 Dec 2023

ANA Chile had sold about 700,000 cherry plants, more than half of which were Sweet Aryana, which would be equivalent to about 350 hectares, considering about 1,200 plants per hectare. The Pacific Red variety follows: ANA Chile sold 131,000 plants of this variety in 2023.

A new (non-destructive) method to identify decay and ripening stage of cherries

Post-harvest​

07 Dec 2023

The approach shows excellent performance in cherry recognition. It is remarkable that the training time of Swin Transformer and MLP was only 78.43 seconds (when in the absence of MLP the training time was 551.24 seconds) and that their recognition accuracy peaked at 98.5%.

Turkey is the leading country in cherry production with 23.7% of world product

Markets Production Press review

06 Dec 2023

According to Faostat, total cherry production in the world reached 2,765,827 tons in 2022. Turkey ranked first in cherry production with 656,041 tons, followed by Chile and Uzbekistan.

Sweet and sour cherry varietal innovations and breeding program in Hungary

Breeding Varieties

06 Dec 2023

The latest releases are ʿPapillon®ʾ, a bicolor cherry that tastes sweet, ripens 3 weeks after ʿBurlatʾ and ʿKira®ʾ, an early-mid-season large, shiny, firm cherry, both are distributed by Artevos who supports the breeding program.

Australia report: Rabobank secures room for growth, but climate and logistics remain biggest challenges

Markets Press review

05 Dec 2023

Pia Piggott, associate analyst at RaboResearch, says export markets are particularly important: "Exports account for about 25 percent of the Australian cherry industry's sales volume, but nearly 40 percent of the value of sales".

Discovering Weigi®, new dwarfing and semi-dwarfing rootstocks for cherry trees

Breeding Rootstocks

05 Dec 2023

The trials, Stoppel points out, were very promising, particularly for four clones (Weigi® 1, Weigi® 2, Weigi® 3 and Weigi® 4), which were registered, patented and commercially licensed. The license for in vitro propagation was awarded to Vitroplant of Cesena, Italy.

Development of new sour cherry varieties at the Julius Kühn-Institut in Dresden-Pillnitz

Breeding Varieties

04 Dec 2023

Eight new cultivars have already been released since 2001, 'Jade', Achat', 'Spinell', 'Turmalin', 'Taurus', 'Rubellit', 'Jachim', and 'Boas'. Two new breeding clones are currently in multi-site testing and 87 clones are in stage II evaluation.

Mechanization of cherry orchards, the in-depth study from WSU

Tech management

01 Dec 2023

During an event of WSU's own, Prof. Matthew Whiting of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture took stock of the state of research with his paper titled 'Opportunities for Mechanization in Cherry Production".