[nafex] sour-cherry varieties
Scott Weber and Muffy Barrett
bluestem_farm at juno.com
Sun Feb 26 19:26:30 EST 2012
Dan,Thanks for that thought. We are deficient in zinc (as well as just about everything else except Mg, Mn and Fe), so it may be a nutritional problem. I hadn't thought of that; I guess I'll have to leave it in for two more years, to see if giving it micronutrients this year makes a difference in 2013.... Muffy Barrett
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I remembered reading that a zinc application just before leaf drop made flower buds more hardy, at
least for apricots. Perhaps that goes as well for cherries. I don't know if this was a spray or not.
"Dr. Craig Ledbetter, the USDA-ARS apricot breeder in Fresno, CA, believes that apricots have fairly
high zinc requirements and that a fall zinc application shortly before leaf drop apparently makes
the flower buds more hardy and better developed come spring."
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