Nestled in Lodi in the northern portion of California's Central Valley, one 4-acre block of sweet cherries is the "pick of the crop." The block annually yields 1,000 boxes per acre of sweet cherries, both Bings and Missouri 86s, all rated 9s and 10s. The cherries' firm texture and high overall quality allow much of the crop to be sold to the demanding Japanese market, where premium prices reign. The grower's secret? Growth Products. Relying on the cherry nutritional program, the grower also tests petal leaf samples as the crop advances. If needed, he tweaks the program by adding specialized Growth Products' fertilizers and chelated micronutrients.