No sign of rot so far. I have to say I’m rather shocked at the blemish free fruit I’m getting considering the weather we’ve been having. We missed the worst of last nights storm, but still got a 1/2" of rain. These cherries have set in rather hot and dry conditions, and then about time to ripen up we’ve had 6/10th", 4/10th" then another 1/2" all in about a week and zero crack - zero brown rot.
On the other hand…, the JB’s moved in with a vengeance. I had a couple over picking today and there wasn’t a JB in sight. Then as the temps warmed up I started noticing them and before long they were hovering the bushes like bees at pollinating time!
I quick took a gander at my peaches and all eight trees were covered. Looked in my garden and my green beans had them on them as well.
I mixed up some Sevin and went to work on them. Decided to hold off on the cherries as I have people wanting to pick some tomorrow. I was out there picking some about 1/2 hr ago and the JB’s were gone from the bushes. Must have knocked off early today!!!
And on the tart thing…, mine are too. I pitted a gallon this morning before starting my day and I could only manage an 11 brix on isolated cherries. When I sampled the juice at the bottom of the bowl once all cherries were pitted it read a 10. So the 13 I got the other day must have been just a teaser