Mutations, striped cherries, [Video]

Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)March 16, 2013

Found these striped cherries from Switzerland, caused by a mutation, ...the farmer said, he's uncle seen this in 1984 and grafted more trees. It's normally a black cherry, [Schauenburger] ..it can revert back to "normal" on some branches,..end of the video.
Love the countryside, I'm getting homesick.

Here is a link that might be useful: Striped Cherries

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ravenh2001

Alright konrad I put up with the envy when I saw your metal shop, but to show me a video that looks interesting that I can't understand a word of is just plain mean.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 3:30PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

LOL,..didnt' mean to.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 3:54PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Fascinating video, Konrad, thanks for sharing. I see in one of the comments that there is another grower who is also successfully growing another striped mutant cherry (Hedelfingerbaum). Sure would love scionwood of either or both! And, those are some really large cherry trees! Konrad, are you originally from Switzerland, you mention you're "homesick"?

Patty S.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 4:22PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Yes, I grew up on a farm.

As you might know,..up here in the cold, sweet cherries are not hardy,..fruiting buds will die at around minus 32C. So, I get my cherry fix with videos only!

Found another cherry video,..should be easier on Raven

Here is a link that might be useful: Harvesting, mechanical

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 5:08PM
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ltilton

I wonder how many passes they do through the orchard.

Sure would like one of those to keep the squirrels out of the tree. Looks like a great giant baffle.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 5:19PM
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mrsg47(7)

Wow, not only did I love the video of the striped cherries, the cherry picking machine was incredible. There still seemed like a lot of waste on the ground with the cherry machine, however the abundance of cherries was huge!!!! It looks as if the cherries were really getting bumped and bruised. Are these for 'Kirchewasser;? I hope so! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 5:23PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Some for sure, Mrs. G..all mechanical picked are for processing.
Here another, from the Niagara/Canada region

Here is a link that might be useful: Fruit Processing in the Niagara Region video

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 5:29PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I love this apple picker, made in Austria.

Here is a link that might be useful: Obstler

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 6:33PM
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ravenh2001

Thank you

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 8:51PM
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mrsg47(7)

All of the picking machines are quite remarkable. Konrad you need an Obstler!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:14PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Now, I'm not so sure anymore if I like the Obstler after watching this, similar contraption made in Germany, puncturing all apples with steel pins,...probably the same with the Obstler?

The guy at the apple press said that it doesn't matter, they get more damaged when they fall down. I guess when apples get processed within a day or two and juice pasteurized it should be OK.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hedgehog Picker

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:40PM
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mrsg47(7)

As long as the apples are for cider the machine is excellent. Can you process your cider within two days?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:46PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Yes but my juice is not pasteurized, all juice comes from picked apples.
Guess could use the hedgehog for animal food.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 12:32AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Which one you like better, ..Hedgehog or Obstler?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 12:35AM
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mrsg47(7)

Obstler. It looks stronger.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:54AM
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