Cherry Sampling Day set for July 14Jun 30th, 2012 | Category: News
MOUNT VERNON – The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents a Cherry Sampling Day on Saturday July 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington State University – Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU – NWREC, Cherry Sampling Day features classes and demonstrations on growing new varieties of cherries, pruning, and discussing the latest research on the Spotted Wing Drosophila, a threat to cherry fruit in western Washington. Participants can pick and sample unique varieties of cherries from the WSU research field trials, and take home cherries at a cost of $5 a bag (bags provided by WWFRF). Admission required. The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) (nwfruit.org) was created in 1991 to help fund Tree Fruit Varietal Research conducted at the Washington State University Research and Extension Center (NWREC).