Saturday, June 26, 2010

Good Rain, Bad Timing

This is what rain does to sweet cherries when it's close to harvest time. They crack from absorbing the rain through their skin. The mold you see is called American Brown Rot. It's an extremely serious and fast spreading infection that is nearly impossible to control especially during rainy spells. We have been getting tons of rain the last few weeks so many of the sweet cherry orchards are starting to look like this.

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