I’ve not looked up the post (and it may even be on this thread) but one year we had many days in succession in the high 90’s and no rain. That was supposed to be the recipe for high brix numbers according to Dr. Bors, but my CJ’s were their usual below normal brix. And we know that those are higher temp numbers than would be the norm in Saskatchewan. But again, I don’t see a ton of value in that when it comes to pie cherry. Mine aren’t a regular party in your mouth out of hand, but they do make a fine pie. And I’ve been making the “flips” that we talked about in the Honeyberry thread, and they are pretty dang good. (of course you have to sweeten up these tart cherries before spooning them on the thing)
But yeah, the CJ’s will spoil ya. I hate the rain crack, but they’re pretty care free.
It’s funny, I was into an email convo with Bernis at HBUSA and I mentioned that I was concerned about the lack of interior fruiting on my CJ’s this year, and that they just seemed a little sparse, etc.
When she replied to the overall email she included a quote from Dr Bors regarding renewal pruning. I wrote back saying that was funny as that was a quote he had written to me in an email back in 2014. She said LOL she got it off the fruit forum and now has it on her website.
I did get to taste Juliet and I like it a whole lot! A lot sweeter and a lot bigger than CJ. A lot bigger! I’ll get a brix on them tomorrow too.