Varietal innovation for high quality sweet cherry production

Amandine Boubennec [Sweet cherry crop unit, Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes (CTIFL), France]

Fruit quality is a factor of considerable significance for successful production and it depends on a number of parameters that need to be recognized and understood to make informed decisions about which cherries we need to be growing today and tomorrow, in order to maximize our opportunities and remain profitable in the future. In a context of climate change and diversification of agricultural production practices, sweet cherry actors are turning to varietal innovation to work on criteria such as cracking, firmness, fruit size, fruit properties and tree traits, in order to achieve high quality production.

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