Fruit research group holds Cherry Sampling Day on June 14 in Mount Vernon

The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation hosts its Cherry Sampling Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, in Mount Vernon.

The event will be held in the Washington State University-Washington Research and Extension Center at 16650 State Route 536.

Cherry Sampling Day features classes and demonstrations on growing new varieties of cherries and maintaining cherry trees.

The event’s discussion panels will also touch on new research into the Spotted Wing Drosophilia, a type of fly that has become an increasing threat to cherry harvesting in western Washington.

Admission is free for foundation members—for nonmembers: $15 for a single individual and $30 for a family.

The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation was created in 1991. Its volunteers support research and public education on fruit-growing issues for producers in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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