Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Sweet cherries.

Book cover for Sweet cherries.

Description

This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the current trends in sweet cherry production, cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars, sweet cherry rootstocks, planning a new cherry orchard, orchard establishment and production, the fundamentals of sweet cherry pruning, various sweet cherry training systems, management of the orchard environment, fruit ripening and harvest and management of orchard p...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Trends in sweet cherry production.

This chapter focuses on the global trend of sweet cherry production. It covers the economics, crop yield, crop quality and organic production. As sweet cherry production continues to expand worldwide, each producer must decide whether to increase production (either through the renovation of old orchards or expansion into new sites), continue at a steady pace or decrease acreage and thus reduce risk but also yields. Since growing cherries is a high risk venture, the best way to proceed will depend on past successes and failures, perceived risks, the possibilities for mitigating those risks and future market potential.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 66) Sweet cherry rootstocks. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 86) Planning a new cherry orchard. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 116) Orchard establishment and production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 165) Sweet cherry pruning fundamentals. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 190) Sweet cherry training systems. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 236) Managing the orchard environment. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 282) Fruit ripening and harvest. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 304) Managing orchard pests. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Clive, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 343) Managing orchard pathogens and disorders. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 377) The future of cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.