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Why cracking differs among sweet cherry varieties

Sweet cherries are susceptible to a condition called cracking, in which the skin of the fruit is strained, causing fractures or cracks.

The condition, which limits marketability of the fruit, may be a result of factors such as excessive water uptake or weak fruit skins. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science (March 2016) researchers examined the mechanical properties of different cherry cultivars to determine how these properties impact skin cracking. >> Learn More…

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