Phenotyping Tart Cherry for Project RosBREED Video


Travis Stegmeir, Michigan State University; Audrey Sebolt, Michigan State University; Amy Iezzoni Ph.D., Michigan State University

This page provides videos showing how to phenotype fruit firmness, skin color, and other fresh fruit traits of tart cherry. These videos were developed to standardize phenotyping of the RosBREED’s Crop Reference Sets across five rosaceous crops: apple, peach, strawberry, sweet cherry, and tart cherry.

You can view the videos below or on the RosBREED project site.

Video 1: Phenotyping for Fruit Firmness

Video 2: Phenotyping Various Fresh Fruit Traits

Video 3: Phenotyping for Skin Color

External Links

Iezzoni, A., and T. Stegmeir. 2010. Tart cherry [Online]. RosBREED: Enabling Marker-Assisted Breeding in Rosaceae. Available at:… (verified 11 May 2012).

Funding Statement

Development of this page was supported in part by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Project title: RosBREED: Enabling marker-assisted breeding in Rosaceae is provided by the Specialty Crops Research Initiative Competitive Grant 2009-51181-05808. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s)and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Agriculture.


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