Field Study

Vitazyme on Cherries – 2014-Pasco, Washington

A Rainier cherry trial in central Washington revealed considerable improvements in fruit yield and quality with four applications of Vitazyme. Fruit size was increased by 7% on average, with 84% of the treated cherries being 8.5-row or larger; the control cherries had only 38% of the total fruit in these sizes. Fruit weight rose by 16%, fruit pressure by 7%, and fruit Brix by 1.70 percentage points, on top of a yield increase of 19%. This excellent management tool is shown to be a great asset to cherry quality and yield; larger, firmer, and sweater cherries. These improvements were made in spite of early frost damage to the lowerlying Vitazyme portions of the experimental block.