Viability of growing cherry trees out of season
Do you know if it would be possible to produce Dark Sweet Cherries out of season in Controlled Environment? If so, would it be possible to have more than one fruiting harvest per year using this method? I realize it might not be worth it to pour those resources into even a dwarf tree, but I was thinking of combining CEA with high density planting techniques while training the dwarf trees to grow on a diagonal plane to keep them manageable and harvest-able indoors.
Ottawa County Michigan
I posed this question to Dr. Greg Lang, Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. He has done many trials with high density sweet cherries, several in tunnel plantings. He responded with the following:
So this appears to be a research project rather than a promising profitable enterprise.
Thanks for the reply! I didn't expect it to be a successful business venture to begin with, but it's exciting to know it's at least possible.