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Old January 2, 2019   #16
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I've grown many different cherries over the years and last year, I think I've found "THE" cherry. It's Napa Chardonnay, a light yellow cherry, sometimes with a hint of brown on the top so that you see a little star when you remove the stem similar to what shows Dancing with Smurfs. It has a very complex taste - a bit sweet, a bit tangy, a bit fruity, perfect for me. And it did extremely well in our terribly hot summer!
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Old January 2, 2019   #17
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I used to sell both plants and fruits at a then local very large nursery. And as for cherry tomatoes I would use those green fiber quart containers and fill them with a mix of small cherry tomatoes and sometimes just 2 or 3 kinds.

I also mimeographed several pages that listed the varieties and gave their history, but that was mainly for the much larger actual fruits that I also sold.

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Old January 3, 2019   #18
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Sungold is my best Seller. Cherry Bomb is my best red cherry. Black Cherry covers that color. Esterina is the best yellow. But I also add in all of the Artisan Series, with Purple Bumblebee and Lucky Tiger topping the production list and Blush deserving special mention for flavor and appearance.
"Red meat is NOT bad for you. Now blue-green meat, THAT'S bad for you!"
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Old January 3, 2019   #19
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I liked selling a mix of saladette sized fruit of different colors. They bring almost as much in price as cherries, but fill up the box much faster when picking. The sorting and packing are much faster as well.
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