Cherry Studies & Trials
Cherry Trial | May 2020
The following results were acquired from a 2020 study conducted using tissue samples from Bing cherries in Washington to determine the effect of PureCrop1. The test plot received 4 applications of PureCrop1 applied by foliar spray at a rate of 1 gallon per acre, while the control plot remained the farmer’s standard. The study concluded that the application of PureCrop1 resulted in a 21.9% average increase in essential nutrients for plant growth, including a 105% increase in zinc ppm, a 32.3% increase in manganese ppm, and a 33.3% increase in iron ppm.
Cherry Trial Fruit Calcium Test | May 2020
In this trial, PureCrop1 increased calcium levels by 85.7% in coral cherries. By increasing calcium levels — not just in cherries but also in all food crops — PureCrop1 preserves flavor while preventing damage caused by everyday stressors.
High calcium levels in cherries are essential, not only for the consumer, but also for the farmer. For farmers, higher levels of calcium help prevent crop loss, improve fruit quality, and extend post-harvest shelf life by reducing pitting, splitting, and decay while increasing firmness. Calcium also allows cherries to maintain their flavor once transported to grocery stores and in the hands of the consumer. It is also vital for strong teeth and bones!