Higashine Cherry

Higashine Cherry

Cultivation criterion/Shipping criterion

To the shipment of Higashine Cherries

Cherry production calendar (products cultivated in open ground)

February
Pruning
Cut unnecessary branches and produce trees (effective for stable fruition and quality improvement)
March
Disbudding
Bud thinning (restricting fructification is effective for promoting fruit enlargement and improving the sugar content) (Average working time is about 10 hours per tree)
May
Pollination
The period suitable for pollination is 3 to 5 days after flowering. Overlapping the flowering time with another breed is important because no fructification occurs between the same breeds.
May
Plastic sheet covering
Covering plastic sheets on the roofs of the houses to protect fruit from the rain
June
Fruit thinning
Fruit thinning (restricting fructification is effective for promoting fruit enlargement and improving the sugar content)
(Average working time is about 8 hours per tree)
June
Leaf thinning
Leaf thinning (making the part exposed to sunlight larger is effective for promoting fruit coloration and enlargement)
Place reflective material under trees (making the part exposed to sunlight larger is effective for promoting fruit coloration)
June/July
Harvest/Selection/Packing
January to March
Resting period
Late April to early May
Flowering season

Cultivation Criterion/Shipping Criterion for Higashine Cherries

We shall endeavor to observe the following in Higashine Cherry cultivation:

① The planting quantity shall be 10 to 15 trees per 10 ares in the garden.
② Cultivation shall use Weather Protection Facilities to protect fruit from cracking.
③ Nets that protect fruit from birds shall be stretched over the side of Weather Protection Facilities to protect fruits from wild birds.
④ Reflection sheets shall be placed under trees to promote fruit coloration.
⑤ Disbudding, fruit thinning and leaf thinning shall be conducted to promote fruit enlargement.

The criterion for shipping Higashine Cherries shall be high quality/large or higher, and products that do not satisfy the criterion cannot be shipped.