The United states is second-largest producer of cherries in the world.Michigan being the leading tart cherry producing state accounting for 74% of total production. "Traverse City" is known nationally as "Cherry Capital of the World", with 40% of total production.
Fruit is the most economically important part of Tart Cherry.
Tart cherry is grown in cooler climate and need about two months of winter temperatures below 45˚F.
Sour cherry trees tolerate a variety of soil types, but produce best in rich, well-drained soil in full sun.
The ideal planting location is a raised bed to facilitate drainage.
Plant trees 14 to 20 feet apart with the knobby graft union 2 inches above the soil line.
Organic mulch applied around the base of the tree to within 6 inches of the trunk keeps roots moist.
|Flower bud initiation||Calfuze||300 g per acre|
|Fruit setting||Profuze||500 ml per acre|
|Fruit development (green stage)||Calfuze||300 g per acre|
|Fruit development (green to pink stage)||Profuze||500 ml per acre|
|Fruit development (pink stage)||Calfuze||300 g per acre|
|Ripening (pink to purple)||Profuze||500 ml per acre|