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26 MAY 15, 2016 Good Fruit Grower 11 row, so smaller than a BPAC threshold. The fruit is firm, but the maturity was one week behind Chelan," she said. "We also noticed quite an inconsistent taste with this selection." R25 The earliest advanced selection in 2015 was the R25 selection, ripening within three days of Chelan. The fruit size was also not stellar, but it's a firm cherry. "It's very crunchy. It's almost like an apple — you can hear the crunch when you bite into the cherry. I think that's really fantastic," Hanrahan said. Researchers did not observe any doubles with R25, it was not sensitive to cracking and it had good taste across several color grades. But, of course, it's not all perfect, Hanrahan said: Researchers saw uneven color devel- opment as the fruit matured, with very blotchy fruit in various stages of maturity before color finally evened out when reaching harvest maturity. Overall, Hanrahan said several of the red cherries that were believed to be late season selections were reclassi- fied last year as mid-season varieties, with Bing to Lapins harvest timing, following further evaluation. There also are more early-season blush selections in the program than thought, "and we feel that phase two contains quite a few blush selections that look promising and are early." Introduction of any of the selections for commercial production is still a long way off, with at least two more years of data needed to even move to phase three evalu- ations, Hanrahan said, and an additional five more years of preparation. Dr. Mike Willett, manager of the Washington Tree Ines Hanrahan The earliest advanced selection in 2015 was the R25, ripening within three days of Chelan. Secure The Future of Agriculture Today P R O U D L Y F E A T U R I N G Specializing in products that offer growers An alternative to fumigation Superior foliar nutrition programs 30+ years of proven field results Local representatives and distribution points through out WA, ID, OR, and CA Conventional Solutions and WSDA/CDFA Registered Organic Input Materials 1-888-634-F360 Fusion 360 Foliar FG-31 The growing season is always beset with carious stress events. Physiological Stress can lover the plant's ability to make and store necessary food and energy. Fusion 360 scientists have observed that the draining effects of stress can be softened and reduced by well-times foliar treatments of rich preformed plant nutrients formulated into . Fusion 360 Foliar FG-31 Increased Canopy Volume Increased Tissue Integrity Enhanced Utilization of Minerals 0 0 .5 .25 1.0 .50 1.5 .75 2.5 1.00 3.0 1.25 3.5 1.50 Control Control Control 2 gal/100 gal 2 gal/100 gal 2 gal/100 gal 4 gal/100 gal 4 gal/100 gal 4 gal/100 gal Increased Nut Set 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Control 2 gal/100 gal 4 gal/100 gal Tomato plants treated with Fusion 360 Foliar FG-31. Evaluations after 4 treatments spaced 14 days apart. Relative Canopy Volume Relative Leaf Density Tomatoes sprayed 4 times with 2 and 4 gal/100 gal Nut Set Per Tree x 1,000 Almonds treated with 2 and 4 gal/100 gal at bloom. Treatment N% P% K% Ca% 4.6 .25 3.7 3.9 4.3 .21 3.6 3.6 4.2 .15 2.2 3.2 TM

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