Lynn Edwards Long


Sweet Cherries

Lynn Long BA ’75 coauthors a comprehensive analysis of the history of the cultivation of the sweet cherry. Taking into account genetics, production physiology, and many other factors, Long provides a comprehensive look at the many facets of this specialty crop. Long is a retired professor and extension horticulturist at Oregon State University. CABI, 2020. 2021 pages.


Lynn Long BS ’75 retired from the Oregon State University Extension Service, where he specialized in studying the cherry industries of Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. In early 2018, he was crowned the 74th Cherry King at the Yakima (Washington) Convention Center. He received the honor for his work in helping the Pacific Northwest Cherry industry develop higher-density growing techniques.