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CHERRY Growth Stages and Critical Temperatures

 

Typical temperatures in Fahrenheit, at which 10% and 90% injury after 30 minutes exposure, is provided under each bud stage image.

To have a full crop of cherries requires well over 50% bud survival in most years, while apples, pears, and peaches may only need 10 - 15% bud survival.

 

  Swollen Bud (First Swell) Green Tip (Bud Burst) Tight Cluster
  swollen bud (first swell) greentip tight cluster
  Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry
10% kill 17 15 25 26 26 26
90% kill 5 0 14 22 17 24
  White Bud (First White, Popcorn) First Bloom Full Bloom
  first white first bloom full bloom
  Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry
10% kill 27 28 28 28 28 28
90% kill 24 24 25 24 25 25
  Petal Fall (Post Bloom)
  petal fall
  Sweet Cherry Tart Cherry
10% kill 28 28
90% kill 25 25