We have some Rainier cherries that are delicious, but every other one has a tiny puncture wound (smaller than a bird would make), and because of that puncture, started to rot. A little worm is causing this, and often still hanging out inside the cherry? Who is this and what can be done?
yup, this site isn't very 'fruit hygienic', and there was fruit on the ground last year (or so i guess from the amounts of last year's fruit still shriveled on the tree too). so this year will be different--with some good clean up by chickens.
I also just read that cherry worm can spread to blueberries. It hasn't done so here yet, but we'd like to prevent that!
well if you had chickens under that tree there definitley wouldn't be any fruit left on the ground to breed worms! I've always had plans to run my chickens in an orchard, it seemed like the perfect combo. I didn't know about the worms I just thought they would do a great job of cleaning up fallen fruit the worm thing makes the idea even better!