home cherry harvest

Asked January 28, 2017, 7:58 PM EST

bad cherries my old queen ann cherry tree had a good crop on and was within a week of harvesting. three days ago the fruit began to look bruised and now is badly bruised, and no longer useable. what actions(sprays) should I take this year and when should I do this?

Douglas County Oregon

1 Response

Since Royal Ann cherries are a light colored fruit they show every mark and blemish that has occurred. Wind, during the ripening process will cause bruising and discoloration. As cherries ripen, these bruises become apparent as a brown discoloration. There is little that can be done about this and no sprays that will protect your fruit.