Field Study

Vitazyme on Cherries – 2011, San Francisco de Mastazal, Chile

A Rainier cherry trial in Chile revealed that Vitazyme, applied at 2 liters/ha twice at fruit coloration, improved the rate of fruit coloration to enable more fruit to be harvested earlier as compared to the farm standard program, MT 1375. The percent of harvest was advanced by 2.8%-points, and there were 4.8 more cherries/branch harvested the first harvest with Vitazyme. No yield data were reported in this trial, since only color development and maturation rate were being evaluated. Also, there was no absolute control having neither of the two products. Vitazyme is shown to be the superior of the two products for producing early maturation and coloring of cherries.