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Sweet Cherry Bud Hardiness February 8, 2018

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Dr. David Gibeaut and Drew Hubbard, OSU Department of Horticulture, are measuring cold hardiness of sweet cherry buds as part of their program’s study in cold hardiness of sweet cherry.

For samples measured on February 8th in The Dalles, OR buds were at stage 0-1 with the following cold hardiness (fig 1).


Figure 1. Critical temperatures for buds sampled Feb 8, 2018 in The Dalles, OR.


If you’re buds have passed stage 1 (first swell), please refer to the bud hardiness chart (fig 2) below

Figure 2. Bud hardiness table as observed by OSU-MCAREC (Einhorn & Gibeaut).


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