Bad Cherries 2013

Asked May 18, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

I never got any good sweet cherries what caused them to all spoil before they got ripe ?

Mackinac County Michigan fruit trees cherry trees

1 Response

Hello. I am sorry to hear that you didn't have any sweet cherries to enjoy… I suspect you may have had brown rot. Please see the following article and let me know if this is the problem: http://cherries.msu.edu/uploads/files/PDFs/Diseases/AmericanBrownRot.pdf

This disease is hard to control for all growers, and in the perfect year of warm and wet, it can take out an orchard in 24 hours. Sulfur will help minimize this disease if sprayed regularly.

Nikki