Meet Guy Cotton
Sweet Cherries in Stockton, CA
Local farmer, Guy Cotton, has been tending to this orchard ever since he first planted it in 2009. He and his two sons planted the trees (which actually looked like sticks shoved into the ground) and has watched them grow into fully producing trees.
After Guy gets done with work, his favorite thing to do is to go out into the orchards and prune the trees. According to Guy, "It's therapeutic for me. All day at work, I have to be focused and constantly moving. When I get back to my orchard, I can relax and unwind."
YLF Pro Tip: Pruning
The variety "Sweet cherries" is used to consolidate many of the lesser known varieties. This variety includes; Lambert, Gibraltar, Skeena, Van, and many other varieties. These varieties are traditionally used as a pollinator in different orchards.
YLF Pro Tip: What's a Pollinator?
SIZE & GRADE
YLF Pro Tip: Cherry Size
Degree of Locality
Category: Afternoon Drive Distance from LA: 340 miles
California Sweet Cherry season is from mid-April to mid-June.
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