Soil with an average content of clay and lime or slightly sandy should be preferred; the same for soil with pH ranging between 6.8 and 7.5.

Care must be taken to ensure adequate spatial separation of cultivars with successive ripening times to reduce the potential for fruit fly to complete its development. Isolation from other sources of infestation is also desirable.

Poor draining soil with water lodging problems should be managed to avoid insufficient respiration and nutritional problems, as well as to avoid Phytopthora and other root rot infections.

Care must be taken where there are wild or abandoned untreated cherry trees in the surroundings of the orchard: they can act as inoculum source of several pests and diseases.

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